Residents were buzzing with the renovations of AP's local Irish pub when a helicopter landed, bringing supplies. And who other to receive them than co-owner and operator, Dean Anderson himself. Mr. Anderson did quite the job from what I have seen, working on the updates with his own hands, just as he did with the bar itself. "Built it with my own hands. Every brick you can see," he said.
And his hard work paid off by what he called a rather busy grand reopening night. I was fortunate enough to catch the man himself a couple of times to get a glimpse and to see how things went upon the reveal, and he talked as if he couldn't have been happier.
Are there more changes coming to this hometown pub? Not by Mr. Anderson's accounts. According to him, things will be just as always in his Irish pub. When I asked about live acts, he confirmed. "Of course we do. We always did. People should come here to enjoy themselves. It doesn't help if you don't entertain them."
That coming straight from one of the owners' mouths... come and be entertained. So, the next time you find yourself thirsty, hop on over to Anderson's, down by the docks. Who knows, maybe you'll even get a personal Irish dance lesson from Mr. Anderson himself.
By: Nora Carter