Visions for Vacancies: the Old Ned Devine's Pub

This building has been vacant for a year and a half now. What would you like to see fill the space?

The Centreville location of shut down in December 2010, and ever since, the restaurant has been empty. 

Before it closed down, the 6,638 square-foot restaurant at 6208 Multiplex Drive used to host country line dancing nights, poker games, happy hours and live music. 

The building's neighbors include a , , the , a grocery store, the and . 

What would you like to see in its place? Could a different type of restaurant succeed—or perhaps a bar geared toward the nightlife scene, like Ned Devine's was? Or could it be remodeled as a store or other type of business? Join in on the discussion in the comments section. 

This article is the first in Visions for Vacancies, a new occasional series on Patch. 

Mary Stachyra Lopez May 24, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Some of the suggestions our readers have posted on Facebook: Pizza Hut, O'Charley's, PF Changs/Pei Wei. What do you think would be a good business for that spot?
Jim Daniels May 24, 2012 at 04:16 PM
This spot has certainly been jinxed...was an Old Glory and the Ned Devines...both of which are popular elsewhere. I guess rather than a chain type place, something with local flavor might draw people in. Centreville needs a kind of local watering hole that is unique to the area, rather than another franchise location...
Glen McCarthy May 24, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Anything that's not a "chain" restaurant would be great. Although "Founding Farmers" has 2 locations in the DC area I like the concept of local produce and don't consider it the same as a TGIFridays or some other restaurant that I can find anywhere.
Mary Stachyra Lopez May 24, 2012 at 05:03 PM
I'd be in seventh heaven if someone renovated it as a used bookstore...
Terri Caffey May 25, 2012 at 01:15 PM
since Sweetwater is amazing and a maistay of our amazing, maybe Sweetwater can open a lopwer fare establishment, but similarly great food. Maybe they can begin a take out version, as Sweetwater does not do this as they think there food is best eatedn right away (but if you are going for take out, one would cut it some slack). I live left over jumbalaya (spelling) from costco. Or how about the establishment that IHOP went into, maybe they would be willing to come back. I do hear through the grape vine that Target has purchased the multiplex, and is thinking what it should do with it......it would be an amazing place for whomever bought it!
Terri Caffey May 25, 2012 at 01:17 PM
wow....I had so many typos, as my son was on my lap, sorry to all. Mainstay, lower, their, eaten,...sorry, hope these corrections brought clarity to my post. Again, sorry.
TLannon May 25, 2012 at 02:02 PM
A less expensive Mexican eatery or a Vapiano's that would be a different and trendy spot to grab a bite before or after a movie.
Jeannette Swain May 27, 2012 at 02:41 PM
No worries Terri Caffey. We read typosese! ;)
Connie Maciasz May 29, 2012 at 04:42 PM
The problem it seems with that location is the smell...every restaurant that has been there has had the same problem - there is a sewage smell when you walk in that makes it very unpleasant to dine at. Perhaps they could look into the cause and since it is so close to the movie theatre an ice cream/sandwich shop would be nice but until the odor problem is resolved I don't see any type of restaurant working out in that location.
Brian Smith October 01, 2012 at 03:26 PM
This location is just jinxed, it should be torn down, I have lived here for 12 years. Never has anything lasted at that location for more that 12 months. It's really odd since Sweetwater and Bonefish are always packed. It is a jinx.
Mike October 01, 2012 at 04:40 PM
wait - you mean an Irish Pub - that hosted country line dancing and poker games didn't make it? Maybe they should open a Murphy's style Irish Pub - that place is fun! The last thing we need in the area is another chain restaurant.
Joe Bagadonuts October 01, 2012 at 06:42 PM
MVC Adult Boutique?
Terri Caffey October 01, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Is the Ground Round still around? They use to have them on Long Island and they were SO busy!!! Red Lobster.....
Terri Caffey October 01, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Or how about a "forced" hole in the wall establishment.....burgers, bar, stuffed clams, parmesian encrusted salmon.......hmmmm....... an all around place
Terri Caffey October 01, 2012 at 07:24 PM
I think the location is great....The outside is not all that appealing. If they give the entire place a face life, tear up the floor....there could be mold underneath and that could be why is always smells......
Diane M April 18, 2013 at 09:09 PM
McKay's used to be in Centreville, but couldn't keep it going, unfortunately.
Diane M April 18, 2013 at 09:11 PM
Ground Round!! What a blast from the 70's that is!! I just looked them up online and the closest to NoVa are in Penn @ Pittsburgh and Philly. ROAD TRIP!
Diane M April 18, 2013 at 09:13 PM
We could use a real bar and grill. Nothing fancy. Just a joint to have a drink, a sandwhich or quick/easy meal. AND I think the Old Glory was in the location where the Judo/Karate place is now.
TomE May 28, 2013 at 10:55 AM
this place originally opened as a Bertucci's, as stated in previous comments it was closed within a year and a half half.the odd demographics of Centreville don't seem to support chain restaurants very well (with the exception of Bonefish Grill...I wouldn't consider Sweetwater a chain)


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