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Journal-News: "Little pub in Garrison, big impact on author"

Little pub in Garrison, big impact on author
Barbara Livingston Nackman
1165 words
28 June 2005
The Journal News (White Plains, NY)
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Bar and its regulars inspire a newcomer

Barbara Livingston Nackman

The Journal News

GARRISON - There's always time for one more story - and another beer - at Guinan's.

This time the talk is about Jim Guinan, his home and pub in a stucco building tucked along the Hudson River near the Garrison station train tracks.

Guinan emigrated from England and County Offaly, Ireland, with his wife and four children, 5 years to 5 months old, in 1957. A carpenter by trade, he has been the pub's host since 1959.

"A welcome. That's what it's all about, luv," said Guinan, 79.

To newcomer Gwendolyn Bounds, the homey feeling was as intoxicating as a cold brew, which is the only alcoholic libation here. No wine, whiskey or mixed drinks. It's beer in a chilled bottle or can.