As mentioned early yesterday evening, East Village dive bar and relative old-timer Mars Bar closed for good yesterday afternoon following a particularly bad Department of Health inspection. According to Runnin' Scared, the DOH found "850 fruit flies in various areas of the restaurant and in a bottle of alcohol" as well as "conditions conducive to a pest infestation." These findings will surprise, oh, about no one.
At around 8 PM last night, neighbors and regulars held a candlelight vigil of sorts for the bar, as many stopped in to collect art work. It will be demolished to make way for a shiny new condo project.
· At the Mars Bar Vigil Tonight [EVG]
· Mars Bar Closed for Good? [Runnin' Scared]