Kelly's Pub Provides A New Brew: The Theater

There are 26 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Nov 24, 2007, titled Kelly's Pub Provides A New Brew: The Theater. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Throughout its 100 years, the building at 69 North St. has served as a Polish grocery store, a German recreation center, a tavern and, for the past few decades, Kelly's Pub.

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Wayne Bryant

Tampa, FL

#1 Nov 24, 2007
Glad to see Kelly's Pub doing good. I am from
East Hartford a nd we used to have local country bands playing there.
joe dominguez

Standish, ME

#2 Nov 24, 2007
Outstanding! Theater is a great community builder and this 60 something young woman is wonderful "giver". Best wishes for much success!
dave

Seymour, CT

#3 Nov 24, 2007
She is not in her 60"s. Do your reporting accurately. She is 3 years older than her brother who would have been 77 this year. He is my father Stanley Gill Jr. who was the one who worked the bar before and after his service in The marines during the Korean war. If you would like to accurately report the history of the white eagle Restaurant and its transition to today look up some family members that will give you the real story on the history of the "family " owned business. It will be a best seller.
Relative

Rocky Hill, CT

#4 Dec 6, 2007
dave wrote:
She is not in her 60"s. Do your reporting accurately. She is 3 years older than her brother who would have been 77 this year. He is my father Stanley Gill Jr. who was the one who worked the bar before and after his service in The marines during the Korean war. If you would like to accurately report the history of the white eagle Restaurant and its transition to today look up some family members that will give you the real story on the history of the "family " owned business. It will be a best seller.
Oh yes Dave! As being a grandchild of Sis, I can tell you that she is telling the same old incorrect stories. With her there is no "family" in business. She is a very selfish and mean person. That is why no one will go help her out with it.
Kathy

United States

#5 Dec 6, 2007
Dave and the grandchild are so right! I am the daughter.Where does the "giving person" come from? How about "using,demanding,devious, and taking!"She stole from her own mother when she was on her deathbed!Being such a good actress maybe she should just join the theater group. The only reason she does all the work is because she has pushed her whole family to the limit with her lies and selfishness.All we ever hear is oh poor me. We have our own NORMAL lives. Hi Dave.
Former Slave

AOL

#6 Aug 3, 2009
I am SOOO glad to see that some family members of that old bat can see right through her evil ways. Sis uses and abuses anyone and everyone that come in contact with her. She is the spawn of the devil! All she does is speak ill of people. The only people that help her now are people that are just as disgusting and pathetic as she is. Like the old saying goes "Misery LOVES company"!
pete

Spring Grove, VA

#7 Aug 3, 2009
wow!!! what's going on here? grew up in CT. and on occasion check out to see what's going on in my hometown (Manchester)..came across this...what's the story...not a good sign when several family members call you out...
I was dupped

AOL

#8 Aug 3, 2009
Kelly's Pub is a joke!!! First of all, there is absolutely NO FOOD there, unless you like to each bags of potatoe chips!!! Also, the place is a complete DUMP and the old lady running it is a witch. Stay as far away from this place as possible. The only patrons that go there now are a bunch of drunks and freaks!
Kathy in Union CT

Stafford Springs, CT

#9 Aug 31, 2009
pete wrote:
wow!!! what's going on here? grew up in CT. and on occasion check out to see what's going on in my hometown (Manchester)..came across this...what's the story...not a good sign when several family members call you out...
That is what happened when my Dad Kelly passed away. She got complete control and lost her family and their help in the business and otherwise with her selfish and demanding attitude. You don't know even the half of it!!!
Kathy in Union CT

Stafford Springs, CT

#10 Aug 31, 2009
Former Slave wrote:
I am SOOO glad to see that some family members of that old bat can see right through her evil ways. Sis uses and abuses anyone and everyone that come in contact with her. She is the spawn of the devil! All she does is speak ill of people. The only people that help her now are people that are just as disgusting and pathetic as she is. Like the old saying goes "Misery LOVES company"!
Thank you "Former Slave" for verifying what her family has felt for years. Nothing is personal at the bar. that is why she knows nothing of our personal lives.Weddings, graduations, great grand children? SHE WILL NOT KNOW.Her Outback Steakhouse Groupies are her family now and forever. My dad will meet her in heaven at the gates and turn her away. He was the the greatest person-how did he end up with her?He would be proud of his grandchildren!!!
All In A Days Work

AOL

#11 Sep 3, 2009
I (sort of) feel bad for the old lady. She has alienated soooo many people in her life that when the day does come,(and it will), and she will no longer be able to run that death trap she will in fact be all alone. No where to go and no one to talk to. Maybe she should start mending her ways now. She HAS burned one too many bridges and has really hurt almost all of the people that did their best and most for her. Even people that helped her and asked for nothing in return got burned somehow. What a shame. She could have had so much more.
OMG

AOL

#12 Sep 10, 2009
Hey Kathy!! We met a few years ago. You are right about people not knowing the half of things with your Mother. She always talked ill of you and your brother and her own Mother behind your backs at the bar. She's vicious!!! Seeing how badly she has done with the place I am absolutely dumbfounded by her demeanor. I even remember that she attended a wedding,(I believe it was of a granddaughter), within the past few years and had only negative things to say after-the-fact. I bet you she was all lovey-lovey while she was a guest. Did she bring a short,baldheaded,middle-aged man as her date?? He seems to be her new "adopted" son; she pushes him around too. This guy actually invites her to holiday functions with his own family because he "feels sorry for her". That bar is such a rumor mill it's disgusting. It's like a soap opera! They should put cameras in there for a new reality TV series!! I also do not understand about the Outback crew. Why would they pick that crappy place to hang instead of the nice places around their own restaurant. For Christ Sakes, they work at the Buckland Hills Mall area! Did you know that she has Karaoke now?? What she won't try for huh?? Best wishes Kathy!! PS: This is kinda like FaceBook for the Pub!
Stephanie

Wallingford, CT

#13 Oct 27, 2009
I just visited Kelly's Pub yesterday(10.25.09) to get the tour. A friend of mine had found the diamond in the rough and has visions of helping the venue get back to its roots and bring some life in it again. There aren't many places like that left; our society is overrun by chain restaurants and walmart. If the community can come together and support Kelly's Pub...we could have a real gem to add to Manchester's historical charm. Yes, the owner might be a little stubborn, but her determination to keep it open in honor of her husband is a real "tug on your heart-strings story." She needs gentle persuasion, but Kelly's Pub could be great with a little old fashion, good neighbor team work.
Elaine B

AOL

#14 Nov 12, 2009
I see that the pub still has the mentally challenged people still hanging out there! Good luck with all that "Community" hogwash!
Dee

AOL

#15 Mar 13, 2010
In a nutshell, Kelly's Pub sucks and Sissy is a bitch!!!
Tina

AOL

#16 Jan 25, 2011
Kathy in Union CT wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you "Former Slave" for verifying what her family has felt for years. Nothing is personal at the bar. that is why she knows nothing of our personal lives.Weddings, graduations, great grand children? SHE WILL NOT KNOW.Her Outback Steakhouse Groupies are her family now and forever. My dad will meet her in heaven at the gates and turn her away. He was the the greatest person-how did he end up with her?He would be proud of his grandchildren!!!
Sorry to have to correct you Kathy but your Mom isn't going to Heaven!!!

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#17 Feb 6, 2011
I have heard about this pub from my friend who lives in Hartford and he told me that it is good pub but, as looking at the replies I am somewhat confuse about this pub. I have to go there first so that I can better know about this pub!!
Johnnie

AOL

#18 Apr 16, 2011
OMG! Is this old hag still alive???

That pub should have been closed down a LONG time ago. What a death trap!

The owner is such a mean person, and what a gossiper!!!
Relative 2

Worcester, MA

#19 Oct 4, 2011
Being a "family" member of the owner I can say I've seen this woman in action, she expects the world to kneel before her and anyone who has tried to help her in the past knows nothing is ever good enough. I can't even count the number of people she has fooled but there's no doubt in my mind she will show her true light soon enough. All I can do is cringe and feel bad for the poor souls who think she is just a poor defenseless old lady. Chances are if she's nice to you she WILL expect something in return. And if you do try to help her out make sure you get paid in advance because she will, without a doubt, screw you over. There are plenty of justified reasons why her family has nothing to do with her.
Relative 3

Rye, NY

#20 Oct 24, 2011
New sheriff in town chuck is back and shit is gonna change here.l know all her bullshit, it will change i have nothing to lose. I'm gonna run it like my dad Kelly did

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