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    Re: Moerlein House = Wrigley South?

    Several of us who live around the ballpark have commented on how game nights have something of a "Wrigleyville" feel with The Banks starting to boom. I think that is what the ad was getting at and that is how I took it until the uproar started. I honestly think Moerlein meant what they said in their apology, but I also think they missed the advertising mark badly when I see how many people took it badly.

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    Re: Moerlein House = Wrigley South?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    Yeah, you make great points. I guess I've always envied what they have around Wrigley. I said a long time ago as they were planning the stadia on our river that I wanted it to be hoppin' like Wrigleyville does. I think they were catering to folks like me by saying "the wait is over. We're now a happenin' place like we envisioned 15 yrs ago."
    I would probably be in your same camp if we're talking about Wrigleyville prior to say, 1995ish I'm guessing. But the people who fill the stands and the streets now just seem like types who go to the game for no other reason than to get drunk, and probably couldn't tell you 50% of the Cubs starting lineup.
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    Re: Moerlein House = Wrigley South?

    I know it's the new hot spot around the park, but I will never go there after a Reds game now. Very disappointing.

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    Re: Moerlein House = Wrigley South?

    They messed up bad but they've admitted their mistake amd apologized.

    As far as I'm concerned, all is well. No harm, no foul. Hope they learned a marketing lesson. And they'll continue to get my business.

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    Re: Moerlein House = Wrigley South?

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    Re: Moerlein House = Wrigley South?

    For a company that is selling its brand on its attachment to Cincinnati, this is beyond stupid.

    Sorry, you can't claim to be authentically Cincinnati and then run an ad like that. I won't say that I'll never go back, but I will wait longer to return than I would have otherwise. Really poor judgement.
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    Re: Moerlein House = Wrigley South?

    That is pretty lame. Could you imagine if a NY bar put and advert in the Post calling itself Fenway South? They'd be closed in a month.

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    Re: Moerlein House = Wrigley South?

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    That is pretty lame. Could you imagine if a NY bar put and advert in the Post calling itself Fenway South? They'd be closed in a month.
    Well I sort of disagree. I think in the New York market, there is room for a Red Sox bar, which will draw Red Sox fans every night. (There are probably many such bars.) There may even be Boston sports bars in Cincinnati.

    But the Moerlein house due to its location by necessity has to market to Reds fans, so this was a really questionable thing to do. They are insulting their main fans to, possibly, draw in a few extra fans a few days out of the year.

    That said, they did apologize, and I am pretty confident they will never do this again. As I said in the first post, maybe consider getting a drink at Holy Grail, Toby Keith's, In Between Tavern, O'Malley's, or one of many bars downtown within walking distance. But there is certainly no need to boycott Moerlein. It is a really cool place that Cincinnati should be proud of.

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    Wow, there's really no way out of what they did, just watching the calendar turn another day is their only hope. I thought this thread would indeed be about how the atmosphere is getting fun down there, but whoops!

    Boycotters of this would be taking themselves quite seriously though.
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    Re: Moerlein House = Wrigley South?

    Stupid, stupid idea on their part. Boycotting them is silly, though.

    For anyone who hasn't been there on game days, expect long lines at the door, slow-but-friendly service, good food, great beer, great views of the city, and a large bill. I'll go again but probably not on a day when the Cubs are in town.

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    Re: Moerlein House = Wrigley South?

    Reading through their Facebook page, it looks like their marketing folks are out of Indianapolis. Perhaps they were simply ignorant to the locals' understanding of "Wrigley South"?
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    Re: Moerlein House = Wrigley South?

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Stupid, stupid idea on their part. Boycotting them is silly, though.

    For anyone who hasn't been there on game days, expect long lines at the door, slow-but-friendly service, good food, great beer, great views of the city, and a large bill. I'll go again but probably not on a day when the Cubs are in town.
    So they are overpriced, slow, and it takes a long time to get in, plus...they are reaching out to Cubs fans, yet I should still go there?

    No thanks.

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