01/28/17 — Luck o' the Irish; the Flying Shamrock finds a buyer

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Luck o' the Irish; the Flying Shamrock finds a buyer

By Rochelle Moore
Published in News on January 28, 2017 1:16 PM

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People enjoy drinks while listening to live music at The Flying Shamrock Friday night. Chris and Cameron Yones will be the new owners of the downtown business as soon as all of the permits have been issued.

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New owners of The Flying Shamrock Cameron and Chris Yones pose for a photo Friday night. They will take over as soon as permits come through and plan to make only minor changes to the business for now.

A little bit of nostalgia and an interest in keeping a successful downtown business alive led Chris Yones to enter into a purchase agreement to buy The Flying Shamrock Irish Pub and Restaurant.

The Flying Shamrock, originally planned to close Jan. 31, will remain open with the new owner taking over the reigns in February.

Yones, a Goldsboro resident who retired from the Air Force in 2013, reached a purchase agreement with co-owner Wayne Turner, Wednesday.

"The Shamrock has been a staple in the community for a while," Yones said. "I knew that I was inheriting a good business. They're a part of the downtown family of the downtown community."

---- For the full story on the purchase of the Flying Shamrock, see Sunday's issue of the Goldsboro News-Argus, or check back Sunday morning at www.newsargus.com.