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Oakland: Citing rising costs and crime, Irish pub Slainte makes ‘heartbreaking’ decision to close

Oakland: Citing rising costs and crime, Irish pub Slainte makes ‘heartbreaking’ decision to close

Nearly seven years after opening in Oakland’s Jack London Square area, the modern Irish pub Slainte will shut its doors on Oct. 31.

“Summer was very slow and between decreasing business and rising costs of supplies and labor, along with the rising crime in the area, we just can’t make the numbers work anymore,” the owners announced Monday on social media. “This means we, like so many others, have made the heartbreaking decision to close.”

Irish-born executive chef Jackie Gallanagh and co-owner Jenny Schwarz opened the pub just after St. Patrick’s Day in 2017, offering an authentic food and bar menu and live music in this historic building on Broadway.

In the farewell note, Slainte’s management implored the public to support them and the musicians they feature in this last month of business.

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Details: 131 Broadway, Oakland