RIP: Rula Bula Irish Pub in Tempe

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  1. Stout

    Stout Hold onto the ball, Murray!

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    Not bad, not the best, IMO. A little too "yuk yuk, see how funny I am" but overall fun, and better than a lot that's out there. The second was my favorite installment thus far. Just finished the third, Hammered, which was my least favorite. I'll probably keep reading, though I'm not sure when I'll pick up book four.
     
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    MrYeahbut 4 Food groups: beans, chili, cheese, bacon Contributor

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    I do a lot of work on commercial buildings. When a tenants' lease is expiring the owner will come in and tell them they're doing improvements on their space. If the tenants don't agree to have the cost rolled into the new lease the mgt company won't renew the lease and poof, out they go. Cutthroat, but that's what they do in a lot of cases.
     
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    The kids and I hike A mountain somewhat often. It is amazing how much tempe has changed in the last 4 years. It is a sea of skyscrapers now. Everything is being modernized and upgraded and its no wonder all the mom and pop places are being squeezed out. it's turning into a modern, corporate city instead of a quaint village feel.
     
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    ASUCHRIS ONE HEART BEAT!!!

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    Yep, college town to corporate entity. The school I went to 20 years ago is an entirely different animal.
     
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    That's crazy that it's been 20 or so years since you went to ASU. I remember meeting up with you and your buds at my bro's ASU tailgates. Time flies!!!
     
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    ASUCHRIS ONE HEART BEAT!!!

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    Indeed, that was a ton of fun for a young college kid. Now I'm old like the rest of you! :) Hope it's not another 20 years before it happens again.
     
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    I haven't lived in the East Valley in years, I grew up in Scottsdale when McCormick Ranch was an actual ranch. Recently, some friends moved to Mesa and we have a regular Friday evening dinner and wine and cigars after. I was amazed at the development around ASU and the lake. I worked at Dana Bros. Dodge adjacent to the old mill building when I was a teenager. Like Scottsdale, Tempe is no longer the little town it once was. "Progress" marches on I guess.

    I am old now and my mind waxes nostalgic sometimes, but one thing I've learned is that the only thing in life that never changes is that things change. No stopping it, no slowing it down.
     
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    And I don't think it's for the better. The thing that used to be nice about Mill was that it gave you a smaller college town feel while still being in the city. Many nights I spent sitting out side Coffee Plantation studying when they had that big outdoor seating area, hanging at Long Wongs, or a bunch of the different old shops that were there. Now it's corporate sterile and no different from going to a suburb strip mall. It's sad. There's not even really any good places to go to lunch on it anymore. The food trucks that come to my office are more appealing.
     
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    Slices is still there. Fuzzys taco shop is pretty good. Slickables is really cheap ice cream sandwiches.
     
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    I lived in Phx in the late 1950's. 48th st & Van Buren... it was the total sticks. Thomas Rd was gravel
     
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    How big were the dinosaurs?
     
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    yuuuuuggge
     
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    Here's an old photo cave-drawing of MrYeahButt getting a take-out order:

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    I miss going to Honey Bear's.
     

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