Ireland 32 gets a new owner, name and menu

The Trail Shop's Steve Maly is all about Quinpool business

PHOTO BY SCOTT BLACKBURN
photo by Scott Blackburn

“I was just trying to cut down my coffee bill,” laughs Steve Maly, manager of The Trail Shop (6210 Quinpool Road) and the new owner of its neighbour Ireland 32 (6220 Quinpool Road).

Self-proclaimed as the cafe’s most regular customer, Maly’s taken over the reigns from Noel Gallagher (not this one) who opened Ireland 32 back in 2010. “Everything I’ve done, with the exception of The Trail Shop, has been in the restaurant scene,” says Maly of his new, nearby venture. "I'm usually working two jobs....It's hectic, but very helpful when they're only three doors apart."

While the cafe’s staff and vibe will remain, its name (TBA) and menu will change in coming months—you can expect more on the food front, says Maly—“But the first consideration is keeping the bar where it was set by Noel."

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