Melanie Gravdal was fed up with the tepid market for her Glenview, Illinois townhouse, so she decided to up the ante. Gravdal lives across the street from Grandpa’s Place, a pub that’s been in the community for 113 years. She thought it wouldn’t hurt to add a $1,000 gift certificate to Grandpa’s into the package, and she was right – viewings of her home have increased 300% since she did so.
I’m not sure the $1,000 would thrill us beer geeks thought. According to a review of Grandpa’s Place, the tap selection is as old school as the pub itself:
Seeing as how Grandpa’s Place is a pub, you better bet Guinness is on tap. Also available on tap is Bass Ale, Harp, Killians Red, Leinenkugel, Blue Moon and Miller Lite. Grandpa’s has a selections of bottles (Rolling Rock, Coors Light, Heineken and Hacker Pschorr) as well as a full bar with wine.
Still, while the beer selection is weak, there’s something cool about having $1,000 to blow at the pub across the street, and the trip back home would be a breeze!