Smith's red neon has been glowing for the past month and this week the much-loved dive reopened. The 60-year-old bar went dark in October, but Skip Panettiere, an ex-firefighter better known as actress Hayden Panettiere's dad, rescued it. Last month, Skip told DNAinfo, that he planned to keep things pretty much the same (including the bar's popular karaoke night), "so people can have back that home that they thought they had...I hope people come in and feel like they're back...That Smith's wasn't taken away."
Times Square Dive Smith's Bar Turns the Karaoke Machine Back On
New owner Skip Panettiere wants to keep things mostly the same.