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Reactions and Farewells From MercBar's Final Night

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The sudden closure of Soho standby MercBar last night triggered an outpouring of farewells and nostalgia from some of the many regulars that frequented the place during its 20 plus years in business. John McDonald tells the Wall Street Journal that it was simply structural deterioration, not a lack of customers that made him decide to close the doors for good, and that he did it without much notice because he "didn't want there to be too much build-up."

Racked NY hears a rumor that clothing company Tory Burch will take over the space, but that rumor is still unconfirmed. For now everyone in the Twitterverse is still saying their goodbyes:

Restaurateur William Tigertt of Freeman's gets right to the point:

While food writer Charlotte Druckman declares it the end of an era:

And across the board, goodbyes are filled with nostalgia, surprise, and more than one comparison to a certain other shutdown that happened last night:

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151 Mercer St., New York, NY