A local restaurant in Pensacola, Florida, has gained worldwide fame for its quirky and unique décor.
Missed opportunity “Odity CentralMcGuire’s Irish Pub and Restaurant features $2 million worth of banknotes hanging from its ceiling and walls, prompting many visitors to come for food and drinks.
This unique decor dates back to 1977 when married couple Martin and Molly McGuire decided to open their small restaurant, when the wife who was serving customers received her first tip, a dollar bill.
And then the couple decided to celebrate the first “tipping” they got by signing it and putting it inside a string hanging in the ceiling of a restaurant, but that matter later turned into an obsession for them to decide to do so with every “tipping” they get as long as a banknote can be hung on the wall or the ceiling of the pub.
In an interview with the Chicago Tribune in 1999, Martin said that many banknotes were hung in the ceiling and walls of the 15,000-square-foot (about 1,400 square meters) bar.
He said that he deals with the “money pending” on the assets of the restaurant and through which he can obtain financial loans against their guarantee.
In that interview, McGuire estimated that his unique decor consisted of about $175,000, but according to recent statistics, the pub now has nearly $2 million in banknotes hanging from its ceiling and adorning its walls.
It seems that this wealth in the literal sense may arouse the appetite of some customers to steal it as “at hand”, and this has already happened on many occasions, including the theft of an employee of $ 5 thousand before his arrest later.
But what makes it difficult to steal this money is the presence of the signature on it from the owners of the pub in addition to the distinctive black markings on it, which makes the owners of shops and stores in the city refuse to take it from their customers, and even take the initiative to inform the police, knowing that these banknotes have been stolen from the “Irish pub” To pursue the thieves and return the dollars to their owners.
The police mentioned a funny incident about a thief trying to replace the stolen green papers in a bank, but the teller immediately realized that the money had been embezzled from the McQuayger restaurant, which made the thief shoot his legs to the wind and run away, leaving his “stolen booty” in that bank.