Updated 10/1: The bar is now OPEN as of tonight!
Blue & Gold Tavern remains closed here at 79 E. Seventh St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue.
The old-timer (circa 1958) shut down in March 2020 at the start of the pandemic ... and there hasn't been any word about its status. (The bar does not have a website or any social media. Yelp and Google both list it as temporarily closed.)
EVG regular Paul Gale shared these photos and this observation over the weekend: "After 18 months, finally some signs they're not definitely gone for good. Looks like some work is being done, but the bar and the furniture remain intact." here.)
Blue & Gold is also one of the few remaining businesses whose status is unknown... others include Prune on First Street and Crocodile Lounge on 14th Street (that bar looks permanently closed, but there hasn't been any official notice).
Top photo from the archives via @picturesofdives