It was more than just a restaurant. And he was more than just a man. RIP Joe Allen: 1933-2021
The only thing more comforting than being in a business that is so shaky and unstable, that restaurant and the man behind it gave us all something solid underneath our feet.
It IS my favorite lunchtime spot. It’s casual . . . comfortable . . . and I did more deals there than my office.
Thank you for providing us with a place to meet, a place to eat, and for putting the posters of all those flops on the wall, a place to remember that it’s only a play.
Read the full obituary for Mr. Joe Allen, here.
And I’ll see you all there soon.
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