It's been a good long while since I've lived in DeKalb but hearing this news made me feel a bit sad.

The Daily Chronicle is saying "after 35 years in the restaurant business, Mel and Deborah Witmer say they plan to retire and close O'Leary's Irish Pub & Grill later this month."

O'Leary's Ale House is at 260 East Lincoln Highway in DeKalb and will officially close up shop on Saturday, November 17.

The property is for sale and currently listed at $975,000.

If you went to Northern Illinois University for two seconds you know about O'Leary's.

Shame really, first Otto's get shuttered and then demolished and now O'Leary's is clsoing. For the sake of my college memories, current DeKalb residents, please keep Molly's open.

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