Leprechaun Relocates to Mooseville, Plans to open a Bar
"What kind of town has no place for a hard workin' individual like yourself to go for a pint?" O'Toole said. "Not a town worth living in, that's for sure."
Though it's legal to sell, buy, and consume alcohol in Mooseville and surrounding counties, the Mayor says no body's taken the time to invest in spirits until now.
"I'm so happy Mr. O'Toole has made Mooseville his home and pleased as punch that he's going to provide a service that many in our community are in need of," The Mayor said.
Not all are happy about having a pub in town. Nevi Parent says she doesn't want her teenage daughter exposed to alcohol.
"If it's not in Mooseville then our children won't be able to get their hands on it," Parent says. "Besides, a bar will do nothing but stir up trouble on our streets and in our schools."
When questioned about the threat of alcohol-related accidents and crimes increasing, Woody Shackles, Mooseville Chief of Police said he wasn't that concerned.
"People been drinking in this town long before there was a place to do it at," Shackles said. "In the park, on their porches, even sometimes on Moose Street. I usually turn a blind eye because most everybody around here can handle their drink responsibly."
Shackles went on to say the police won't tolerate drinking and driving of any sort.
"In addition to cars, motorcycles, ATVs, boats, golf carts, and Dune Buggies we will have a no-tolerance policy for bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, unicycles, and Heelys," Shackles said. "Basically anything with wheels, stay off it if you've been drinking."
Most residents are excited about the new addition to Mooseville. Some even say it couldn't have come at a better time.
"Another month or so and I was moving," said Mooseville resident, Billy Smickles. "I mean, it'll probably be so thick with college students you won't be able to stir 'em with a stick, but it's something."
Being located just across the railroad tracks at the end of University Drive, Toots O'Toole's pub will be a convenient hangout for Mooseville University students. It's the main reason O'Toole says he chose the location.
"Moose Street's a bit crowded for the likes of me," O'Toole said. "Besides, the lads and lasses over at that college are sure to be thirsty after a day of studying, don't you think?"
Toots O'Toole's will open for business on Monday.
"Come join me for a brew Monday," O'Toole said. "I promise your first one will be on me house."
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