Monday, July 25, 2011

Rumors: Mars Bar owner Hank Penza ready to open a new space in the next few months

[Photo taken Friday afternoon by Bobby Williams]

In all the Mars Bar hysteria in recent weeks... we continued to hear that owner Hank Penza planned to open a new bar in the next few months (and that he already had the liquor license) ... somewhere within five blocks of where Mars Bar lived since 1984.

Well, this might all be wishful thinking in the aftermath of the bar's abrupt closing last week. However, we've heard this same story from so many different Mars Bar regulars (people who were patrons at different shifts) that there has to be something to the rumors. In fact, Hank has confirmed this to several people.

As we pointed out on Friday, workers began dismantling the bar. However, the person who will serve as manager of the new Penza-run space has the actual bar and jukebox from the Mars Bar for the next place.

Meanwhile, you may have seen photos at Eater of the dismantled Mars Bar on Friday... Goggla has these and other shots from inside this past weekend on her Flickr page...


6 comments:

Melanie said...

This is exciting news. Can't wait to hear more.

Anonymous said...

It will be another overpriced shit hole. Give up already that placed sucked.

Anonymous said...

will he put a bid in for yippie cafe make it a bar and grill move right in bedbugs and cat smell and crabs since dana's not gonna be around the price is right

randall said...

Are those before or after pictures?

Marty Wombacher said...

That would be great! Especially if they kept the bar and jukebox! Maybe we'll have a place to go to before the next Chillmaster Party after all!

jj said...

Obama sucks