PEORIA - Just in time for the most festive weekend of the Irish calendar, a local favorite is back in business.
Donnelly's Shamrock Pub officially opened the doors of its new location Thursday. The popular pub left its spot of 42 years for the larger venue near Westlake Shopping Center in Peoria.
The owner says the restaurant is now handicap accessible, and the dining and kitchen spaces are larger, which gives the pub more options.
"We're really focusing on the craft beers, crafted spirits and we're going to add some new menu items for our customers. So it's really going to take that 42 year experience and push it forth a little further and hopefully another forty-five years, fifty years," said owner Ryan Donnelly.
The pub is open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on most days. On Saint Patrick's Day, patrons have until 9 p.m. to enjoy bag pipers,
Corn beef and cabbage and of course, green beer.