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The Green Leafe
Been seeing tributes on social media today to the Leafe and people saying its closing (is closed?), but can't find anything certain on that. Any of you who live in Williamsburg know what's going on here?
04-14-2016 03:23 PM
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I heard at homecoming that it was under different ownership and/or not doing so well anymore...

that's all I got. Hopefully someone has the scoop!

edit: here is an article http://wydaily.com/2016/04/14/local-news...ns-coming/

Quote:The Greene Leafe Café on Scotland Street has closed down for an unspecified amount of time.

The pub was open for business Wednesday night, but has not reopened since. A sign posted on the property’s window stated the Green Leafe, 765 Scotland St., was closed for renovations.

“New Leafe coming soon!” the sign reads.

Glenn Gormley and Mario Kokolis, the respective business owner and property landlord, did not return requests for comment.

Not sure why the owners would not comment...
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Curious if closed or truly renovating. Doesnt make a lot of sense to renovate 1 month from graduation and summer lull.

New ownership has got the wrong idea. They were trying to hard to compete with the other two delis by mimicking them. Loud club music after 9pm. Food quality went down (used to be ok pub food). More people there looking for cheap mixed drinks and Bud Light. Wait service was always bad, but became worse. I almost left on homecoming without paying my bill after waiting 30+ minutes without any server.

The Leafe was the chill beer bar that had a good deal on pitchers. It needs to return to that model.
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RE: The Green Leafe
From what I've heard it's expected to reopen in a month or so.

This is a strange time to renovate, with graduating being so close, but maybe they wanted to get it done before the summer really sarts.
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RE: The Green Leafe
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.
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I mean... there are a lot of places with better food.

But nowhere with better mugs!!!!!

The Leafe is a W&M icon and I hope it is able to operate profitably.
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I have many fond memories of the Leafe during my times at The College. I still make it a priority to visit at least once during my twice a year return to Williamsburg.

On my last visit before the gold rush game in February the place was dead. I had a chance to talk to one of the owners Glenn for a while. He seemed to suggest that business was getting softer and I got the impression the future wasn't the brightest. More competition and fewer tourists can be a recipe for disaster, especially for these "institutions" that never seem to innovate, or do so and strike out.

Having said that, I'm hoping the renovation statement is indeed the truth. I guess we'll see.
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Honestly I never cared for the Leafe very much

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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.
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Paul's owns the New Town Leafe location?? interesting.

Paul's owns college deli too, right?

Must say I am generally a fan of the new bar/pizza place next to Paul's, and the Crust.

Haven't been to the bar on DOG Street yet, across the street from the bookstore.
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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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