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Mars Bar closed

Mars Bar

Back in January, we mentioned that legendary East Village dive bar Mars Bar was set to close. Yesterday the venue reportedly closed for good….

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.”

The owner Hank Penza plans on reopening the bar once the shiny, new replacement condo building project is completed. [Eater]

The above chalk drawing is one of a few pics that Slum Goddess posted from the bar’s final night. RIP Mars Bar.

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