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The Delaware-based Irish restaurant, McGlynn’s Pub, is hoping to open its fourth location in the still-under-construction Barley Mill Plaza, located at the corner of Lancaster Pike and Centre Road in Wilmington, by spring 2023 according to owner Marc Ashby.
“We’re really excited to be in that shopping center,” Ashby tells What Now Philadelphia. “It’ll be one of our smaller locations as far as McGlynn’s goes, but we’re gonna have a great outdoor area that can attract a lot of people there.”
Barley Mill Plaza and McGlynn’s place in it was first announced in May of this year, with developer Greg Pettinaro telling Delaware Online at the time that “the businesses are scheduled to open in late summer or fall 2022,” however, it’s taken a bit longer and “most of the Barley Mills construction will be finished in 2023,” according to a recent article in the Delaware Business Times.
“It’s disappointing how long it’s taken to get open,” Ashby concedes, “but we’ll be there eventually.”
Founded in 1983 by Bob Ashby – who turned control of his eponymous Ashby Hospitality Group to his son Marc in 2016 – McGlynn’s Pub currently operates three outposts around Delaware including the flagship location at Polly Drummond, as well as one in Peoples Plaza and another on the shores of Silver Lake in Dover.
The kitchen specializes in all manner of comfort food with a few signature favorites such as the Kitchen Sink and McGlynn’s Stuffed burgers, McGlynn’s Style Hot Roast Beef Sandwich, Black & Blue Filet, and Jumbo Lump Crab Bombs.
Meanwhile, Ashby Hospitality Group operates two more brands – Deer Park Tavern and Cantwell’s Tavern – and enjoys a “long and enviable history within the communities that we serve,” while “[working] tirelessly to bring neighbors together to enjoy fresh, delicious meals, well-crafted drinks, comfort food as well as the new newest trends,” all of which is made possible thanks to more than 200 employees who “understand the importance of working together towards one common goal – to make our guests feel welcomed and that their day was made better by a visit to one of our restaurants,” the company writes on its website.