Friday, February 12, 2010

Ringing in the 13th Step: Old Telephone Bar will lose its Telephones

On Monday, we wondered if the new owners of the former Telephone Bar would keep those iconic booths out front...



An EV Grieve reader talked with some workers in front of the bar. "They informed me the landmark Telephone booths will be sold at an auction soon too. So sad."

Given that the new bar coming here is named after a euphemism for inappropriate sexual advances by an AA member to a newcomer in AA... telephone booths really don't fit the theme...


[Telephone photo via]

3 comments:

Goggla said...

Maybe I missed it, but was there ever an explanation for the TB closing? Was it ridiculous rent?

EV Grieve said...

Good question, Goggla. I never did hear any kind of official explanation. Those Down the Hatch people have been sniffing around the EV the last few years. Perhaps they made a great offer for the space.

Jill said...

But telephone booths are the perfect place to have inappropriate sex.