by Jason Harper
While plying their dollars toward Jukebox Roulette and drinking themselves into a respectable stupor, patrons at Dave's Stagecoach Inn last night learned of the death of the man for whom the bar is named, owner Dave Golad. His death was of natural causes.
Golad opened the bar in 1952 where Fitz's Blarney Stone is today. In 1972, he moved the bar to its current location at 316 Westport Road, where it stands as one of the greatest dives the world has ever known. Be sure to stop in during your last-minute Christmas shopping frenzy -- several new T-shirt designs are in, including ones with slogans like "I'm the One You Gotta Blow to Get a Drink Around Here" and "[this face intentionally left blank]". Still available are classics like "All I Got for Christmas was Drunk" and "Dave's: Your 1st Stop After Parole."
I'll post details in the comments regarding whatever memorial services have been planned for Mr. Golad. Feel free to post your favorite Dave's memories or any memories you may have of the man himself.