Monday, July 18, 2011

[Updated] Mars Bar is closed, temporarily or not


The EV Grieve inbox is busy this afternoon with reports that the Mars Bar has closed for good.

However, one source said the DOH shuttered the Mars Bar.

We called the bar. Whoever answered (with a "hello" and not a "Mars Bar") said that they were just temporarily closed. Oh?

"The health department shut us down."

They thanked us and hung up before we could get any further.

According to the DOH website, the bar was last inspected on May 23, with 16 violation points. But for some big stuff, like filth flies and live roaches.

Updated 6:02 — A walk by the bar confirms that it is closed. A piece of cardboard with "closed" written on it is visible on the door. And the gates are down.

12 comments:

Brian Van said...

Seems like a joke at this point - insult to injury. I know food-borne contamination is a problem, but did they really have nothing better to do in this case? Well, maybe they'll reopen, briefly.

glamma said...

unbelievable that the health dept is targeting, of all the bars, of all the times, this bar, at this time.
meanwhile they should go to the new subway on avenue b and arrest the whole staff for serving poison to the east village.

esquared said...

even if they are closed only temporarily, the chance of them re-opening would be nil.

r.i.p. mars bar and the rest of the heart and soul of the bowery and nyc.

Goggla said...

Dammit. With so little time left, what's the point of doing an inspection?

chris flash said...

Why would they spend good money to remove violations only to close up in a few weeks in the unrealistic hope that real estate developer Donald Capoccia will give MARS a new space in the yuppie ghetto tower he's going to build there?

joie p said...

roaches are small time mickey mouse shit there compared to the nail i watched get hammered into a urethra once... is there a checkbox on the doh forms for nail in penis?

Marty Wombacher said...

Wow, I was in there last night and we were talking about how it's a miracle it's still open. Looks like the miracle's over. Shit.

Capt Awesome said...

The developer probably called the DOH on them, so it would be less of hassle to evict them

Lindsay said...

Nooooooo! Inevitable, but sad nonetheless.

Anonymous said...

Yawn

Anonymous said...

Looks like the Yippie cafe will take over from mar's bar

J du Bois said...

Comment of the day, 5:19, comment of the day... Impressive, sir!