Jameson McDubby's set to close Saturday in downtown Aiken

Sep. 5—An Irish pub in downtown Aiken will be shutting down for good this weekend.

The final last call at Jameson McDubby's will be Saturday.

Marty Dubber teamed up with James Anderson to open the pub last summer at 126 Laurens St. N.W.

Jameson McDubby's "presents Irish food with a contemporary accent and contemporary food with an Irish accent," wrote Michael Stern in his Taste of the Town column for the Aiken Standard last fall.

Corned beef sandwiches, bangers and mash, cottage pie and fish and chips have been among the pub's offerings during its run along with beer and other alcoholic beverages.

Hamburgers also are available along with, of course, beer and other alcoholic beverages.

The following message was posted on Jameson McDubby's Facebook page Tuesday afternoon:

"It has been an honor to serve Downtown Aiken SC. The memories we have made will live in our family forever. We have made great friends and lasting relationships along the way. But we have made the tough decision to close the pub.

"We are closing to focus on our families and our children. We have put in every effort to continue to operate, but being stretched so thin with multiple businesses has put a great strain on our families and the Pub. We cannot give the Pub the oversight it needs to function in a way that we know it needs to be successful."