What I will say is, a large majority of the folks who cheered Tim on to take over, have not become customers. Businesses need customers to survive. The Black Cloud is off the beaten path, and as I have always said, is the best kept secret in Flagler. The new faces have not arrived. The same customers that were there when John owned it, and when the girls ran it, are there. You cant expect to succeed doing the same things with the same customers. Where are all the old Finnegan’s customers? Where are all of Tim’s friends who said they would support a new venue? Where are all of the displaced customers of McCharacters who were looking for a venue like this?
Tim is on premise more now, and the ownership and management team are working on getting things smooth, and profitable, with what they have to work with...but dwindling crowds do not a profit make.
ADDENDUM ADDED 5/6/16: NEWS FRESH OFF THE PRESSES...5/6/16: FROM HARRYOKE, REGARDING Finnegans Black Cloud Saloon: I have sad news to report, and a lengthy explanation to follow. The short news is...THE BLACK CLOUD HAS TEMPORARILY CLOSED. This is effective IMMEDIATELY. There is a chance that they will reopen, but to be honest and straightforward, it wont be real soon. THAT BEING SAID...read on for my lengthy explanation: