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(04-14-2016 06:17 PM)Tribal Wrote:  Center Street Grill in New Town is 10x better anyways. I recommend the filet mignon and bread pudding on Thursday nights...I may have crushed that very meal a few times.

Yes you have. I've witnessed you defining gluttony!
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(04-14-2016 09:51 PM)62Indian Wrote:  In my days at W&M what is now the Green Leafe was named The Colonial and the business was owned and managed by Jim Seu. It was a favorite spot especially for those of us living in the Bryan Hall complex. Jim Seu was a W&M graduate and a former Sigma Nu and a lot of the jocks patronized the place. Jeff Cohen [whose jersey hangs in Kaplan Arena] and his buddies permanently occupied a prime table there. For many years after graduation my wife and I met friends there for lunch before the Homecoming game.

I think the expansion into the New Town location was a financial disaster for the Green Leafe owners. The food was pretty good and we ate there frequently but it was obviously not catching on and not well managed. When the restaurant closed, the building stood empty for several years before Pauls Deli took over - and seem to be doing very well at this location.

The other owner of the Colonial was Ed O'Connell. It was a hangout for local politicos as well as students. The Round Table was nightly occupied by judges, attorneys and notables. I had a sweet job there in the late 60s picking up kegs on Sunday morning so they wouldn't get lost or stolen. Two or three trips to the frats in Ed's rattletrap station wagon and I'd make $40-$50, which was serious money in those days.

I was there the night the Green Leafe opened. The Kerr family later sold the business to Glen Gormley who had worked there while in school. I ran the Green Leafe softball team for about ten years after Glen bought the place. We had a helluva team with many former Tribe players including Glen Bodner and Bob Solderitch. Once, after losing two games in a row, Bodnar and Rick Jones showed up at pre-game practice with two boxes full of skirts and announced that if we were going to play like girls, we should dress like girls. We took the field that night in skirts against a local redneck team, and the opponents were stupefied. The final was like 20-2, with Bodnar flying around the field in a flowing, olive drab number.
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(04-15-2016 05:50 AM)Tribe4SF Wrote:  
(04-14-2016 09:51 PM)62Indian Wrote:  In my days at W&M what is now the Green Leafe was named The Colonial and the business was owned and managed by Jim Seu. It was a favorite spot especially for those of us living in the Bryan Hall complex. Jim Seu was a W&M graduate and a former Sigma Nu and a lot of the jocks patronized the place. Jeff Cohen [whose jersey hangs in Kaplan Arena] and his buddies permanently occupied a prime table there. For many years after graduation my wife and I met friends there for lunch before the Homecoming game.

I think the expansion into the New Town location was a financial disaster for the Green Leafe owners. The food was pretty good and we ate there frequently but it was obviously not catching on and not well managed. When the restaurant closed, the building stood empty for several years before Pauls Deli took over - and seem to be doing very well at this location.

The other owner of the Colonial was Ed O'Connell. It was a hangout for local politicos as well as students. The Round Table was nightly occupied by judges, attorneys and notables. I had a sweet job there in the late 60s picking up kegs on Sunday morning so they wouldn't get lost or stolen. Two or three trips to the frats in Ed's rattletrap station wagon and I'd make $40-$50, which was serious money in those days.

I was there the night the Green Leafe opened. The Kerr family later sold the business to Glen Gormley who had worked there while in school. I ran the Green Leafe softball team for about ten years after Glen bought the place. We had a helluva team with many former Tribe players including Glen Bodner and Bob Solderitch. Once, after losing two games in a row, Bodnar and Rick Jones showed up at pre-game practice with two boxes full of skirts and announced that if we were going to play like girls, we should dress like girls. We took the field that night in skirts against a local redneck team, and the opponents were stupefied. The final was like 20-2, with Bodnar flying around the field in a flowing, olive drab number.
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I forgot about Ed being Jim's business partner. Thanks for reminding.
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Jim and Ed were institutions in their time. I have lots of memories of those two and the Colonial. The occasional street fight that would erupt in the Colonial and finish up outside. Festivities would continue at the Moose Lodge. Guys from the Arms would be hosted by Ed and we would party at the Moose. Sometimes we would go crabbing and bring the catch to the Moose to steam and share. The Leafe evolved into a dump. It's a great location and some imagination
should go into the reno.
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(04-15-2016 05:50 AM)Tribe4SF Wrote:  
(04-14-2016 09:51 PM)62Indian Wrote:  In my days at W&M what is now the Green Leafe was named The Colonial and the business was owned and managed by Jim Seu. It was a favorite spot especially for those of us living in the Bryan Hall complex. Jim Seu was a W&M graduate and a former Sigma Nu and a lot of the jocks patronized the place. Jeff Cohen [whose jersey hangs in Kaplan Arena] and his buddies permanently occupied a prime table there. For many years after graduation my wife and I met friends there for lunch before the Homecoming game.

I think the expansion into the New Town location was a financial disaster for the Green Leafe owners. The food was pretty good and we ate there frequently but it was obviously not catching on and not well managed. When the restaurant closed, the building stood empty for several years before Pauls Deli took over - and seem to be doing very well at this location.

The other owner of the Colonial was Ed O'Connell. It was a hangout for local politicos as well as students. The Round Table was nightly occupied by judges, attorneys and notables. I had a sweet job there in the late 60s picking up kegs on Sunday morning so they wouldn't get lost or stolen. Two or three trips to the frats in Ed's rattletrap station wagon and I'd make $40-$50, which was serious money in those days.

I was there the night the Green Leafe opened. The Kerr family later sold the business to Glen Gormley who had worked there while in school. I ran the Green Leafe softball team for about ten years after Glen bought the place. We had a helluva team with many former Tribe players including Glen Bodner and Bob Solderitch. Once, after losing two games in a row, Bodnar and Rick Jones showed up at pre-game practice with two boxes full of skirts and announced that if we were going to play like girls, we should dress like girls. We took the field that night in skirts against a local redneck team, and the opponents were stupefied. The final was like 20-2, with Bodnar flying around the field in a flowing, olive drab number.

Rednecks ! In these days of political correctioness should not these men be referred to as something like ... Agricon Americans (Agriculture Construction Americans) ?
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They should be referred to as real men unaffected by the feminization of the American male.
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(04-15-2016 09:32 PM)SoCal Frank Wrote:  They should be referred to as real men unaffected by the feminization of the American male.

Oh that crew was definitely affected on that day. They were clearly uncomfortable, and we knew they wanted to give us grief, but we were not a group to be messed with either physically or through smack. Our fans loved it, and after some prodding the announcer joined in the fun.
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(04-15-2016 09:23 PM)Tribe Fan Wrote:  
(04-15-2016 05:50 AM)Tribe4SF Wrote:  
(04-14-2016 09:51 PM)62Indian Wrote:  In my days at W&M what is now the Green Leafe was named The Colonial and the business was owned and managed by Jim Seu. It was a favorite spot especially for those of us living in the Bryan Hall complex. Jim Seu was a W&M graduate and a former Sigma Nu and a lot of the jocks patronized the place. Jeff Cohen [whose jersey hangs in Kaplan Arena] and his buddies permanently occupied a prime table there. For many years after graduation my wife and I met friends there for lunch before the Homecoming game.

I think the expansion into the New Town location was a financial disaster for the Green Leafe owners. The food was pretty good and we ate there frequently but it was obviously not catching on and not well managed. When the restaurant closed, the building stood empty for several years before Pauls Deli took over - and seem to be doing very well at this location.

The other owner of the Colonial was Ed O'Connell. It was a hangout for local politicos as well as students. The Round Table was nightly occupied by judges, attorneys and notables. I had a sweet job there in the late 60s picking up kegs on Sunday morning so they wouldn't get lost or stolen. Two or three trips to the frats in Ed's rattletrap station wagon and I'd make $40-$50, which was serious money in those days.

I was there the night the Green Leafe opened. The Kerr family later sold the business to Glen Gormley who had worked there while in school. I ran the Green Leafe softball team for about ten years after Glen bought the place. We had a helluva team with many former Tribe players including Glen Bodner and Bob Solderitch. Once, after losing two games in a row, Bodnar and Rick Jones showed up at pre-game practice with two boxes full of skirts and announced that if we were going to play like girls, we should dress like girls. We took the field that night in skirts against a local redneck team, and the opponents were stupefied. The final was like 20-2, with Bodnar flying around the field in a flowing, olive drab number.

Rednecks ! In these days of political correctioness should not these men be referred to as something like ... Agricon Americans (Agriculture Construction Americans) ?

Now you know as well as I do that the only people still open to ridicule are Rednecks and other conservatives.
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(04-16-2016 04:34 AM)Tribe4SF Wrote:  
(04-15-2016 09:23 PM)Tribe Fan Wrote:  
(04-15-2016 05:50 AM)Tribe4SF Wrote:  
(04-14-2016 09:51 PM)62Indian Wrote:  In my days at W&M what is now the Green Leafe was named The Colonial and the business was owned and managed by Jim Seu. It was a favorite spot especially for those of us living in the Bryan Hall complex. Jim Seu was a W&M graduate and a former Sigma Nu and a lot of the jocks patronized the place. Jeff Cohen [whose jersey hangs in Kaplan Arena] and his buddies permanently occupied a prime table there. For many years after graduation my wife and I met friends there for lunch before the Homecoming game.

I think the expansion into the New Town location was a financial disaster for the Green Leafe owners. The food was pretty good and we ate there frequently but it was obviously not catching on and not well managed. When the restaurant closed, the building stood empty for several years before Pauls Deli took over - and seem to be doing very well at this location.

The other owner of the Colonial was Ed O'Connell. It was a hangout for local politicos as well as students. The Round Table was nightly occupied by judges, attorneys and notables. I had a sweet job there in the late 60s picking up kegs on Sunday morning so they wouldn't get lost or stolen. Two or three trips to the frats in Ed's rattletrap station wagon and I'd make $40-$50, which was serious money in those days.

I was there the night the Green Leafe opened. The Kerr family later sold the business to Glen Gormley who had worked there while in school. I ran the Green Leafe softball team for about ten years after Glen bought the place. We had a helluva team with many former Tribe players including Glen Bodner and Bob Solderitch. Once, after losing two games in a row, Bodnar and Rick Jones showed up at pre-game practice with two boxes full of skirts and announced that if we were going to play like girls, we should dress like girls. We took the field that night in skirts against a local redneck team, and the opponents were stupefied. The final was like 20-2, with Bodnar flying around the field in a flowing, olive drab number.

Rednecks ! In these days of political correctioness should not these men be referred to as something like ... Agricon Americans (Agriculture Construction Americans) ?

Now you know as well as I do that the only people still open to ridicule are Rednecks and other conservatives.

I miss GSU Pike.
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Green Leafe used to have a virtual monopoly on serving a big selection the better craft beers on tap when everybody else in town served the Bud-Miller-Coors tasteless junk. Now, with the big rise in the appreciation of
good beer there are a wide variety of restaurants in town serving the good stuff.

The food at the Green Leafe was always terrible, so perhaps with the availability of good beer elsewhere there business flopped dramatically.
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