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Max Fish Confirmed To Be Closing For Good In Two Months

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Last night, rumors began swirling that Max Fish, the venerable Lower East Side bar that recently celebrated 21 years of existence would be closing for good in just two months. This follows a trip to the community board earlier this year, where the bar's owner explained that skyrocketing property taxes and high rent at its original location had made it untenable to remain there. Max Fish sought a liquor license for a new, less expensive space around the corner, which of course was denied by the community board because of the existence of nine other licenses on the same block. Eater is trying to get final confirmation from a Max Fish representative, but can say unequivocally that this closing would be a major blow to the pre-Hell Square era of the Lower East Side. And it's especially sad given the potential Mars Bar shutter that looms next summer. It will reopen elsewhere.
Update: Animal gets in touch with a worker who confirms the news that Max Fish is indeed closing at the end of January.
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Max Fish

178 Ludlow St., New York, NY

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