Thursday, March 15, 2012
Volunteers gathered at Looney's Pub Saturday to raise funds for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.
Members of the Prince George's County Fire Department's fourth battalion—including volunteers from College Park, Riverdale, Bladensburg and Hyattsville—came together on Saturday to lose their hair for charity. The fundraiser, held at Looney's Pub in College Park, benefited the St. Baldrick's Foundation, an organization "committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives." Nearly 70 firefighters participated in the head-shaving event, including one who raised an extra $200 by having a design shaved onto his chest. Firefighters collected nearly $20,000 from pledges, t-shirt proceeds, and 50-50 raffles. If you would like to donate to the Looney's Pub St. Baldrick's …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Will you be celebrating New Year's Eve locally?
Those who hope to find a big New Year’s Eve bash in College Park might be hard pressed. Patch could only find three special shindigs in the city to ring in 2012: Looney’s Pub, R.J. Bentley’s and the College Park Moose Lodge. Details for the events are below. Did I miss something big? If so, mention it in the comments section below. Also, click here to add the event to the Patch calendar. Looney’s Pub 240-542-4510 8150 Baltimore Ave. Looney's Pub will be hosting a New Year's Eve bash. It's a $10 cover charge to get in, or purchase an all-you-can-drink ticket. Purchase a $40 ticket now or a $50 ticket at the door, and enjoy all-you-can-drink specials for rails and domestic beers. Purchase VIP tickets for $65, which include all-you-can-drink …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
What other local businesses are reaching out to help this holiday season?
Looney's Pub is looking to provide families in need with a Christmas dinner and presents. Over the past five years, Looney's Pub has adopted over 30 families, according to an email from co-owner William Larney Thursday morning. Anyone who knows of a deserving family should email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Patch wants to know, what other local businesses out there are supporting those in need this holiday season? Email me at Shannon.Hoffman@Patch.com, or leave a comment below to let me know.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Glimpses of news from Oct. 3 to 7.
City elections are just a month away. Be an informed voter and follow the Patch Q&As with the candidates. Last week we featured the three candidates running for city council in District 1: Fazlul Kabir, Patrick Wojahn and Christine Nagle. Keep checking back on Patch for more Q&As. The University of Maryland won the international collegiate competition, the Solar Decathlon. Check out our photo tour of the solar-powered house created by UMd., the WaterShed. Part two of the interview with Michael Stiefvater, the city's new economic development coordinator was published Monday. He talked about the new student high rises and whether or not College Park can become a top college town. Crime is down in all categories, except for auto theft, …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
This resident came prepared.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Owners say it was a smooth operation.
While owners Bill Larney Jr. and Steve Litrenta had originally planned for a soft opening earlier in the week, it was delayed until Friday, and they did anything but ease into the College Park restaurant scene. By 6:15 p.m., one hour after Looney’s Pub opened its doors for the first time, a bouncer estimated 200 patrons already streamed inside. The beer had arrived a mere two hours earlier. Larney and Litrenta were granted the beer, wine and liquor license from the county on Thursday. Despite the fast pace of events, Larney said it was a smooth operation. “We’ve had some disappointing openings,” he said. This is the fourth Looney’s Pub the pair has opened, the first three in Bel Air, Canton and Fulton. Back in August, Litrenta told the …
Mini-bites of news to start your morning.
1. UMd.'s WaterShed Wins After spending two years planning and constructing the WaterShed home and a week-plus-long competition in Washington, D.C., the University of Maryland has won the Solar Decathlon. The competition compares solar-powered homes constructed by collegiate teams from around the world, considering affordability, design attractiveness and other features. Check out Patch's photo tour of the home. The captions explain how parts of the house work. 2. Halloween Costumes Patch is collecting ideas for Halloween costumes for adults, children and pets. Read this post, and leave a comment about what your costume idea is for this year. 3. Looney's Pub Opens Looney's Pub in College Park opened its doors for the first time Friday…
Friday, September 30, 2011
About 200 people stream into Looney's Pub in the first hour of opening.
Update 7:09 p.m.: Food was great, at least the BBQ pork sliders that I ordered. The cole slaw on top made it. The place is hopping, and the owners are calling it a successful opening so far. The customers I've heard from love it. Turns out they only just received the liquor license from the county yesterday, due to a delayed inspection. Beer was delivered just this afternoon, hours before opening. I got to run... This is my last and final update for the night... I have to head to Experience and Enjoy College Park at Azteca Cantina and Restaurant now. Hopefully didn't miss the District 1 county police commander's speech! Pictures later. Update, 6:16 p.m.: About 200 people have entered Looney's Pub in an hour's time, according to the …
Mini-bites of news to start your morning.
1. Looney's Pub Looney's Pub is set to open at 4 p.m. today. The co-owner said there are bands scheduled all weekend. While you're there, tweet @CollegePrkPatch to let us know what you think. 2. Experience and Enjoy CP If you haven't made it out to the new Azteca Cantina and Restaurant yet, you have a perfect opportunity tonight. An Experience and Enjoy College Park tour event is taking place there. Come back to Patch later this morning for more information. 3. Favorite Muppets We got a couple of new contributions to our request for your favorite Muppet characters and scenes. Check out the additions and make your own suggestions. 4. Hookah Bar Café Hookah is set to open next month. It'll offer a Middle Eastern and Mediterranean …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Co-owner says bands are scheduled this weekend.
Co-owner of Looney's Pub William Larney said in an email the establishment will open at the Varsity, 8150 Baltimore Ave., College Park at 4 p.m. Friday. He said bands are scheduled to perform all weekend.