Earlier this afternoon, word spread that Mars Bar, the beloved and soon to be leveled dive on 2nd Avenue, was closed by the Health Department and would be opening up soon. Not the case. An EV Grieve tipster just stopped by and says it's finally time to close for good. Grieve writes "George is frantically taking down art. So — if you have stuff here, now would be a good time to stop by and collect it."
For more on Mars Bar, why it's closing, and the demolition and re-building of that corner, see coverage here or the Times special piece on the story from this weekend. The owner Hank Penza plans on reopening the bar once the shiny, new replacement condo building project is completed.
· That's It: The Mars Bar is Closed for Good [EVG]
· All Mars Bar Coverage [~ENY~]