[Photo yesterday by Rob Mastrianni via Instagram]
Last call came and went late Saturday night/early Sunday morning at St. Dymphna's, bringing an end to the tavern's 24-year run at 118 St. Mark's Place between Avenue A and First Avenue.
The remaining signs came down yesterday morning ... and later (thanks to Steven for these photos)...
No official word why St. Dymphna's closed (aside from unsubstantiated claims of a pending rent increase).
The owners, Eric Baker and sisters Patrícia and Raquel Sanguedo (Baker and Patrícia Sanguedo are married), left this message about the bar on Instagram:
Our shelves are now empty and our hearts are hurting but full of the love she gave us over the 24 years. She is way more than the four walls that held us all together. Those walls will be holding us all together for the rest of our lives even though we will no longer be inside them. Patrícia, Raquel and I and our families would like to thank all of you for making our bar and our lives a better more beautiful place to be. Thank you to you all and all the love we have is yours.
The same message is all now taped to the front gate...
The three also own Taberna 97, currently used for special events, across St. Mark's Place. At least one of the St. Dymphna's signs will live on there, per various Instagram comments.
Previously on EV Grieve:
St. Dymphna's is closing this weekend after 24 years on St. Mark's Place