I love Larry Holmes almost solely because he loves where he lives. This man beat Muhammad Ali. He could easily have decided to live in Los Angeles or Las Vegas or Doylestown. I mean, he had free reign.
He decided to stick around Easton, however, and I just always thought that was neat. Now, after his Ringside Bar closed in 2011 due to flooding, he’s trying to make a comeback, but if you’re gonna work there and be lazy, you may encounter an issue.
After receiving approval to open a business in a flood plain, Larry Holmes’ bar and grill is nearly ready to open again in Easton’s downtown.
The Ringside Restaurant on Larry Holmes Drive closed in September 2011 and Holmes opened the Champ’s Corner restaurant on Canal Street in South Side Easton.
“Things didn’t go the right way,” according to the former undisputed boxing heavyweight champion.
This makes sense. The building is kinda too big and kinda too downtown to not be what it once was. I sang karaoke there once. It was The Backstreet Boys. It was a fond time.
All that being said, if you plan to work here, don’t dilly rally.
He also said he plans to keep a close watch on bartenders and servers at the new restaurant, saying some of his previous employees did not take the job seriously.A lot of times, they played, and got away with it,” Holmes said. “If they don’t want to work, they can get out.” Source: The Express-TimesBoom.