|Dean Poll, Marlene Brody and Gallagher's fan Paul Shaffer|
Taken place in the upstairs trophy room, filled with pictures of celebrities and sports memorabilia, Poll hinted that change was on the horizon. “I believe Gallagher’s to be a part of New York. But it’s tired. And great history is not entitled to a great future.” In the next couple weeks, Poll’s plan is to “digest” the restaurant and observe the clientele before bringing in the architects. He promises that “all the iconic stuff will remain the same," and that diners will still recognize the joint's old-time vibe.
In the meantime, Gallagher’s fans remain true, with regular Paul Shaffer (his order: oxtail soup, two baskets of chips, and a Coke) begging, “Please keep the soup!”