The popular ESPN radio morning show "Mike & Mike" will be broadcast from Molly Brannigan's in Mt. Lebanon this Friday. The show is normally broadcast from 6-10am. We understand Molly's doors will open at 6am. Fast Willie Parker is being promoted as a live guest on the show.
We understand that in other venues, the live Mike & Mike Show has drawn more than a thousand fans. Obviously a thousand people can't fit into Molly's. Where they'll end up is a mystery to us.
All of which means you can expect parking will be a nightmare Friday morning and that Washington Road will have an unusually high level of traffic during rush hour. Business will essentially come to a standstill since nobody will be able to find a parking space on the street, and probably not in the garage either - so if you're commuting downtown, better get an early jump on finding a spot. And if you've got an appointment that morning at the court or doctor's or dentist's office... good luck.
But rather than harp on the downside of this event, we've decided to do something else to capitalize on it... we're opening extra early. We'll be here by 5:30, perhaps even earlier, to serve coffee to everyone waiting in line to get into Molly's.