Rodney Mayo on the Short Life of Dubliner in Fort Lauderdale

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New Times: Why did you decided to close up shop on the Dubliner in Fort Lauderdale so soon? Everything seemed to be going OK.

Rodney Mayo: Not really, it wasn't really working. We knew [Himmarshee] was a good party street, but didn't know to what extent. We wanted to concentrate on an upscale Irish bar with great food. Seemed everyone just cared about cheap drinks. We would have stuck it out for a bit longer, but we got a good quick offer to buy the business, so we took it to focus on other ventures.

Why do you think the location in Boca Raton thrives and the spot in Fort Lauderdale dwindled?

It's a different audience, totally different street vibe. In Mizner Park, more folks are looking to eat, not just out for a good street party.

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