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.
"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.”
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