Friday, June 18, 2010

Governor Patrick pays visit to Neponset River Bridge project, briefed on Pony Room concern


Article by Beak Wilder / Photo courtesy of the World Wide Web

It seems no matter how hard a foreman on the Neponset River Bridge project tries, he just can't keep his workers from straying off and drinking at the Pony Room.

The Pony Room, which is conveniently located just over the Quincy line, in Dorchester, has long since been a go-to point for Granite City residents who are seeking to dabble in the high stakes world of the Neponset area nightlife.

But what will the Pony Room cost us in the end? Some say everything.

"I can't keep anybody concentrated on this project," complained Bill Ricka, who oversees construction on the southbound side of the bridge.

Calling in Governor Deval Patrick to further assess the growing problem, Ricka explained how the magnetic pull and allure of the notorious bar has already caused the project to be set back fifteen years behind schedule. As reported, the project was originally slated to be finished sometime before the end of 2012.

"At the rate we're going, we'll never finish this thing," Ricka added. "At any given point in the day, over half my crew is in that place drinking. You do the math."

Governor Patrick was unable to be reached for comment on this article.

5 comments:

Matty Hammers said...

I can totally explain the lure of the Pony Room. It's the egg rolls. They're amazing. What I can not explain, however, is why the egg rolls at the Pony Room are amazing. It's like quantum physics. Baffling.

Neponset River Bridge Dig said...

I think the egg rolls are made with a beer batter. Yummy, As a writer of the Neponset River Bridge Dig (the most respected piece of journalism about the bridge project, mind you) I'm tempted to to pay them (The pony or isn't it Up's and Downs now?) a visit and see what all the rage is.

Beak Wilder said...

Technically, the bar is called Ups N Downs. But when it comes down to it, that place will always be known as the Pony Room.

Anonymous said...

Beers and cocaine

Anonymous said...

room of doom??
the donkey room??
there all pretty classic