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.