Brent Finnegan -- January 30th, 2011
A regional restaurant chain popular in southwestern Virginia is expected to open a location behind the Valley Mall sometime this fall.
Demolition work began inside the former Pub location this month. When completed, the space will seat at least 225 patrons and could include an outdoor patio, [Kevin Clark, operations manager for Macado's] said.
Manners also reported that Roland “Spanky” Macher, who owned Spanky’s in downtown Harrisonburg until it closed in 2005, has no involvement with Macado’s. Richard Macher, owner of Macado’s, is Spanky’s brother.
In 2005 The Roanoke Times reported (in a detailed account of how Spanky’s went out of business) that “Spanky Macher has been long estranged from Richard Macher [...] his brother and former business associate.” Spanky’s and Macado’s split in 1992.