While things look dim for the Subway Inn, the iconic dive bar that stands as a bulwark against the banality of Midtown, the family-run business is now fighting to stay put. The bar, which dates back to 1932 and has been owned by Marcello and Patricia Salinas for the last 40 years, has been ordered to vacate the premises by August 20 by its landlord, the World-Wide Real Estate Group. Eventually plans are to tear down the structure and build luxury condos in its place. But after originally promising to relocate, now the Salinas family has launched both a petition and an online fundraising campaign to fight for their space. They also produced a video for the campaign, which tells the story of how they came to own the bar. Do go watch:
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