The Grange Becomes “The Marlay”

Update II: More on the name “Marlay” HERE.  (Thanks CB!) Pretty great suggestion by the three parties that submitted it!

Update: The mayor just unveiled the name. CBS news also in the house.  See pic below.

The Grange is making the best of a bad situation and turning its forced renaming into an event. Mayor Floyd will announce the new name tonight at the “Rename the Grange” party at 8:30p.

You can’t see it from my crappy photo, but the foot of the first letter is sticking out of the left side of the brown paper. Looks to me like an “A”.

Rename The Pub Formerly Known as “The Grange”

The Grange’s Darren Comer alerts us to an odd set of circumstances that is causing the three siblings (Jen, Darren and Colin) who own The Grange Public House to change its name.

Darren provided me with a note that’s already been sent to staff, which you can read after the jump.  However, beyond that he wants everyone in the Decatur/Atlanta community to know that the Comers haven’t gone (and aren’t going) anywhere, and that instead of getting involved in a drawn out legal confrontation over name rights, or give up their status as a truly independent business, they’ve decided to bite the bullet, change the name, and move on.

In fact it’s pretty evident that they’ve already moved on.  They’ve already started a “Rename the Grange” contest where you can win $500 in “Renamed Grange cash” if your new name for the Pub Formerly Known as The Grange is selected as the pub’s new identifier.

Read Darren’s note to staff, which provides a few more details, after the jump.

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Party With A Purpose

Patrick sends along the details for The Grange’s “Party with a Purpose” this Thursday night, where half the proceeds from 6p-9p will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Filming at The Grange: An Inside Report

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Is that Tyler Perry way in the back?

Darren writes in with a report and some pics from a wild and crazy day of filming at The Grange.

About 3 times as many people and stuff showed up then what I expected for the 1.5 minute scene at the pub! Amazing as 5 people have speaking parts it means they shoot the scene 5 times with at least 5 different angles!

All very professional and amazingly fast at setting up – the slow downs were the lighting and artistic guys getting the shots the way they wanted them. That was Tyler Perry’s black RV by the dumpsters. The other cast were bussed in from nearby hotels.

We’ll be back open on Wednesday.

A few more pics after the jump…

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Movie Action at The Grange

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The Grange was bustling this morning in preperation for filming of Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married Too?”  The pub is closed today and tomorrow for filming.

No star-sightings to report, just lots of sleepy-looking grips.

FYI…the distortion in the photo above is due to my walk-while-snapping technique, not because the pub was being sucked into some kind of vortex.

Tyler Perry Filming at The Grange Monday

First on DM…

The Grange Public House will be closed this coming Monday and Tuesday for filming of Tyler Perry’s upcoming sequel “Why Did I Get Married Too?“, which stars Janet Jackson.

The Decatur neighborhood pub was originally slated only to be closed Tuesday, but the unexpected death of brother Michael has altered Janet’s schedule.  Therefore filming will take place Monday, but the Grange will remained closed both days.

Small world.

"Get Your Grange On" For St. Patty's Day!

Darren at The Grange sends in the details…

Get Your Grange On – Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with the Irish – TWICE!

Saturday, March 14 & Tuesday, March 17

Start the celebration off right at 10am with a full Irish breakfast (served until 2pm), then the entertainment begins at 2:30pm. Outside on our spacious patio & into the lawn, you’ll find pipes & drums, traditional music & dance, contemporary live acts & plenty of Guinness! NO COVER CHARGE.

Saturday, March 14th

2:30pm – John Mohr MacKintosh Pipes & Drums

3pm – Buddy O’Reilly Band (traditional Irish)

5pm – The Killarney Boys of Pleasure – (traditional Irish)

7pm – Sean Moran Family Affair Band (Contemporary)

8:15pm – Pipes & Drums – Special Guest

8.45pm – DJ Danny Gresham

Tuesday, March 17th

3pm – Traditional music with local Decatur musicians

6pm – Sean Moran Family Affair Band (Contemporary)

8pm – Traditional Irish Dance Group

8.30pm – The Guinness Girls with Guinness Giveaways

8.30 till late – DJ Danny Gresham