Cafe Society

Photos: Finley's Pub opens on South Pearl Street

This, declares Pete VanItallie, gazing around his new pub, is "exactly what I had envisioned when I dreamed of opening a neighborhood place." He points to a photograph on the wall, a gift from his uncle and godfather, that's a framed shot of the old Finley homestead in Ireland. "He researched the Finley name, found the homestead, blew up the photo and sent it to me. I'm really excited about that," says VanItallie, who opened Finley's Pub yesterday in the former La Brisa space at 375 South Pearl Street.