The building which houses Paddy's Pub on Milwaukee's east side has been sold, and the tavern will continue operating

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Paddy's Pub, on Milwaukee's east side, will continue to operate after the property was sold.
Paddy's Pub, on Milwaukee's east side, will continue to operate after the property was sold.

The building which houses Paddy's Pub on Milwaukee's east side has been sold, and the tavern will continue operating with some renovations.

The long-established tavern's operators, Orlen Wood and Patricia Phillips-Wood, sold the property, 2339-2345 N. Murray Ave., to an affiliate of Keren Properties LLC for $522,500, according to newly posted online state real estate records.

Along with Paddy's Pub, the property includes a duplex and a three-unit apartment building.

The Woods will continue to operate Paddy's Pub "until at least the end of this year," said David and Benjy Keren, who operate Whitefish Bay-based Keren Properties.

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"We have been doing numerous upgrades to the properties," the Kerens told the Journal Sentinel in a statement.

Keren Properties owns other residential and commercial buildings, including on the east side.

"We are happy to have this as a part of our family-owned portfolio," the Kerens said.

The pub, which opened in 1998, is known for its ornate interior, live Irish music and patio.

Phillips-Wood told the Journal Sentinel in September that she and Wood, her husband, planned to retire.

“We’ve enjoyed our time here and we love the people here,” Phillips-Wood said then. “It’s not easy for us to walk away, but sometimes things change and you have to do that.”

Tom Daykin can be emailed at tdaykin@jrn.com and followed on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Milwaukee's Paddy's Pub building sold, tavern to continue operating

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