Ryan’s Daughter Irish Pub in Belvedere will close on Jan. 21 after 14 years in business, according to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page.
It’s a harsh world out there for bookstores, especially the quirky, independent kind. Still, somehow we thought that Salamander Books, the beloved Mt. Vernon purveyor of used books and home to friendly discussion groups, would be around forever. But the Kindle/Amazon/e-commerce world took its toll, and the bookstore will be closing its doors as soon as it sells off its inventory.