Firefighter-themed Halligan Bar and Grill spreads

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The Halligan Bar & Grill - Short Pump (PHOTO: Facebook)

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. ( – A local barbecue chain with locations in Shockoe Bottom and Short Pump is headed north for its third eatery.

Shawn and Cynthia Gregory are opening their third Halligan Bar and Grill at 10180 Lakeridge Parkway. They opened the first of their firefighter-themed restaurants in 2008 at 3 North 17th St. and later added a spot in West Broad Village at 2451 Old Brick Road.

Shawn Gregory said he wasn’t looking to open another restaurant.

That was until last fall when Gregory said he received a flier from Blackwood Development Co. in search of a barbecue concept for its Northcross Center.

“I’ve always been a fan of Green Top,” Gregory said of the outdoor sports store that anchors the shopping center. “My original conversation was to have a mobile food stop there.”

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