Editor Esther French firstname.lastname@example.org
A blog post on Wheaton Calling claimed that the Scottish pub in Wheaton is closing for good, but the Royal Mile owner sent an email to Patch saying the pub was "restructuring."
12:34 pm on Tuesday, January 10, 2012
we are so sick of losing places we love in the wheaton/silver spring area. We love the Royal Mile Pub and have been going since we moved to this area 14 years ago. Our kids love it, the food is great...matter a fact when I was pregnant, I craved their Shepherds Pie almost daily for like a month! My husband made many late evening runs to the pub for my cravings! We hope things will work out for the best and that it will remain an important part of our neighborhood.
1:44 pm on Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I hope it's not true! Wheaton Patch, thanks for letting me know.
12:06 pm on Wednesday, January 11, 2012
A Wheaton anchor business if there ever was one. Well, except for Anchor Inn, which was literally an anchor. I hope for all good things!
1:54 pm on Wednesday, January 11, 2012
No matter what's happening now, I truly hope that the Royal Mile Pub rises again to provide Wheaton and others the wonderful food, music and atmosphere we have come to love. Many of us have made great memories at the Royal Mile Pub. I am hoping to make some more!
8:41 pm on Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Despite the rumors & assumptions... all is not lost until the owner says they are lost... that declaration has not yet been made. It amazes me the fervor that swells in the face of uncertainty... wait... it's not yet time to judge the outcome...
9:36 pm on Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Love Royal Mily Pub!
10:08 pm on Wednesday, January 11, 2012
My wife and I have been going to the Royal Mile since we moved here 16 years ago. Its a Pub in the truest sense. This is the first place we came after our son was born. We had our daughter's christianing party there. Our kids (8 and 9 years) have been going there since they were in baby carriers. However, we're not the only ones affected... this is a tremendous lost for the Pub staff (many of whom have worked there for as long as we've been customers) and as well as surrounding community.
5:10 am on Thursday, January 12, 2012
PLEASE DON'T CLOSE THE ROYAL MILE PUB. IT HAS BEEN MY FAVORITE PLACE TO EAT FOR MANY YEARS AND IT WOULD NOT BE RIGHT FOR IT TO GO. WE NEED IT HERE. IT'S THE BEST!
JANE E. SHAFRITZ
10:42 am on Thursday, January 12, 2012
I've mentioned this a few times in my blog, but I'll say it here too...some additional information from the owner would do much to help clear things up.
4:40 pm on Thursday, January 12, 2012
A lot of times when a business is going to close they don't give out any info so that no one can rally people to save it or interfere with the plans. I hope the Royal Mile doesn't close because we need a good Scottish Pub in the area. My husband and I only started going about a year before the change in ownership and we were worried from the start. It wasn't the smoothest transition and I'm pained to say there has been a downward tilt ever since. I will be sad if it closes, but not surprised. I think the Irish pub opening right across the street was the nail in the coffin. The younger crowd seems to like it, but I was disappointed with both the food and the service when we've tried it. I don't understand why its always the GOOD places that close and the crummy ones manage to stay open, just like the great Thai place across the street that closed after another restaurant and nightclub opened right next to it. Don't understand why they let another nightclub open in the area. There are already enough problems. Thanks for the heads-up, though.
9:16 am on Friday, January 13, 2012
My late wife Cicely and I started going to the Royal Mile in 1987. I'm there nearly every evening for great food and wine. I have not given up on Mike's attempt to keep it open. My heart aches for the loyal staff who have suffered greatly these past 6-8-10 months. Would hate to lose this Scottish Pub. There is nothing that equals the Royal Mile from Philly to Richmond.
1:45 pm on Friday, January 13, 2012
Hey Charley, Kathy and I were planning on dinner at the pub tonight. We are not giving up yet. The pub is a great plkace for food and friends and I'm sure that it can be rescued.
10:42 am on Friday, January 13, 2012
We love the Royal Mile. If Moore needs help to save the pub, can he please let me know how to contact him. There is no reason that there cannot be two pubs on the block
2:38 pm on Friday, January 13, 2012
To Eric & Stephen: Mike is a dear friend of mine. Both he and I are also daily customers at the Limerick, as we are close friends of both the owners and staff at this neighborly Irish Pub. Yes! There is plenty room for both Pubs. Let Mike tell you what he needs.
4:21 pm on Sunday, January 15, 2012
If any of my RM friends have $100K+ to invest, please contact Mike and see what you can do to help get this family pub re-opened soon. The last thing we need is a new 'beer-parlor', 'biker-bar', or 'honky-tonk'. I'm certain my friend Mike will not object to my making this comment. If I had enough cash, I would attempt to co-op or purchase the RM outright tomorrow.
10:16 pm on Thursday, February 16, 2012
I need to know the details, but I'm open to investing! $100k+ isn't a problem if it makes sense!
9:31 am on Monday, January 16, 2012
Does it have to be one person, or could a few people pool some investment money, assumiong there could be a plan to try to make the pub profitable?
12:13 pm on Wednesday, January 18, 2012
So sad to see Royal Mile now relegated to page 4 of Wheaton Patch. So! Let me repeat my earlier comment:
I’m not speaking for Mike. However, as an ‘unofficial’ limited cash-lender, I'll chance to state: I and several of his friends feel he may have bought in over his head. That is, the original price plus later purchase of land may have resulted in two paymnts that are too high, creating in a serious cash flow issue going back more than a year. I'm told he's currently negotiating with numerous potential investors. If I had an extra $100K cash, I would buy-in at the suggested 12% without hesitation, with the understanding that he find a good GM, which he has agreed to do. Furthermore, as I have stated publically in the past, if I had $1.25 million, I would attempt to purchase the RM outright tomorrow morn. Serious potential investors should reach out to Mike without delay.
10:53 pm on Saturday, January 21, 2012
Well said. I am sure many of us could pool resources and help Mike reopen the pub sooner rather than later. Two days before closing the pub was packed on a week night. this place is a grat investment...espl with the new Safeway and condos being build right next door! Someone should take note and get in on this great opportunity.
Rally ye Scots! Save our pub! There is noe like it
11:07 am on Sunday, January 22, 2012
Responding to Ben’s suggestion regarding the Royal Mile Pub.: If Mike does not do something soon, to get cash flowing, I suspect someone will call one of his two Notes, or possibly both – one on the business and one on the land. Time is of the essence. Last week, I offered loan of several $K to cover salaries for a short period. Not accepted – Yet. His terrific cooks and staff could go elsewhere and he would need to start over. Should he let this fail, one of these days you and I (Yes! Charlie and Ben) will open a new Scottish Pub. in this neighborhood. Hope his ongoing negotiations are fruitful. Slainte!
11:21 am on Sunday, January 22, 2012
Dear Esther. The Royal Mile issue now on Page 6 ?? You may as well not print it further.
2:47 pm on Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Any news on saving the RM? Wish the owner would take advantage of all the offers of help and support. Very sad coming so close to Burn's Night. Where's a good Scot to go now? Please keep this issue on the front page.
12:35 pm on Monday, February 13, 2012
how is that restructuring going Mike?
12:04 am on Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Someone said a few days ago that the Royal mIle Pub will be opening in about 2 weeks. If that is true, Wow, there will be a mass"Gathering" and celebration the likes of Wheaton has not seen in years. Those of us who love the Royal Mile willdevote all our efforts to support it and help it grow in every way! Allth ebest Mike in your ongoing plans to "Save Our Pub!" your friends and loyla supporters.
11:26 am on Tuesday, February 14, 2012
I hope 'tis true.
2:24 pm on Saturday, February 18, 2012
If RM does reopen, we will be regulars (as much as we are for any restaurant).
10:11 pm on Friday, February 24, 2012
Most people fail in business because they do not have a proper business plan and more importantly working capital. The RM is a nice place but is not worth anywhere near 1.2mil even with the building. The first thing anyone should do is get the building appraised as it is in need of many upgrades and repairs. The goodwill of the business side is basically nothing now, since the restaurant is closed.
The whole situation is a mess.
1:37 pm on Tuesday, March 6, 2012
I saw people working on the restaurant (painting outside, moving funiture inside) last Sunday evening. I asked a man who seemed to be in charge if they were reopening. He said they'd open in a week.
8:02 pm on Tuesday, March 6, 2012
For all you Royal Mile supporters out there, I have the scoop on a possible reopening of the pub (maybe within 2 weeks!). Check out what I hear on my blog, www.wheatoncalling.blogspot.com. And Patch reporters, I wasn't able to get the name of the new owner, so if you're able to track that down, I'd be very interested in hearing who it is!
8:44 pm on Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Great news! I guess it won't be open for the St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl. Too bad. I'm very excited that Royal Mile is being resurrected! This is so good for Wheaton!
4:40 pm on Wednesday, March 7, 2012
I understand that the Royal Mile Pub is planning to reopen just prior to St. Patrick's Day this month. What wonderful news. Hope all of the Mile's friends gather together to make it a fantastic event! Kilts would surely be in order and call or email all your friends who have come to love the Royal Mile as we do!
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