The Commissioner Opens Tonight in Park Slope

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Last night was beyond our wildest dreams, thank you to all the friends and family that came out. We built this for you. Photocred: @rayceejones

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Last night was the soft opening for friends and family at Park Slope’s newest bar – The Commissioner.

It is opening in the old Pork Slope spot (247 5th Avenue between Carroll and Garfield), which closed in October of last year, which it in turn took over from Aunt Suzie’s’ in 2012.  The former two establishments were much-loved neighborhood staples, and we hope the new business is as well.

The new place has posted a menu, which lists wings, chips and fried pickles, as well as burgers, sandwiches and tacos – all $4-$8 range. Doors open at 4pm today.

According to a  Facebook message posted by John M. Murtagh, running bars goes back generations in this family: “About eighty years ago, my grandfather opened his bar and restaurant, Maguire’s Chop House, in NYC. This weekend three of his great grandsons will be back in the business with ‘The Commissioner,’ named for their grandfather, my Dad, in Park Slope Brooklyn. ‘Ahd Mor (good luck) fellas!”

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