For Immediate Release
With financial assistance from the Delaware County Industrial Development Agency and grant funding from the Office of Community Renewal, O’Neill's Shire Pub is poised to re-open in the upcoming weeks.
A cornerstone of the Delhi business community, the restaurant and bar was ravaged by fire on June 19, 2017. A complete remodel is underway as construction crews work at a quick and efficient pace to help owner Ed O’Neill reopen his doors.
On Monday, Feb. 11, Delaware County IDA Executive Director Glenn Nealis presented O’Neill with a $50,000 check, formalizing a low interest, low cost loan O’Neill needed to restore his business. The loan, coupled with an $85,000 grant sourced from the Office of Community Renewal by Nealis with the assistance of the Village of Delhi, will offset repair and FF&E costs not covered by insurance.
O’Neill opened for business in 2010 and is looking forward to a new and improved look when construction is complete.
Though the economic climate in rural areas can be challenging, O’Neill said, the IDA makes doing business in Delaware County easy. “A lot of small businesses would be in a bad way without the IDA,” O’Neill said.
The Delaware County IDA supports Delaware County businesses of all types and sizes and strives to meet business needs by offering a variety of programs and incentives to retain and expand existing job opportunities, attract new jobs, and stimulate the local economy.
For more information about the Delaware County IDA visit dcecodev.com/ida/ or find them on Facebook.
Caption: Delaware County IDA Executive Director Glenn Nealis tours the ongoing re-model of O’Neill's Shire Pub, located at 123 Main Street in Delhi, following the approval of a $50,000 IDA loan which will be used to help O’Neill re-open.