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05.13.14 Andy Cush

When news surfaced that Mars Bar might reopen at its old East Village address, it was already apparent that it might return a shadow of its former self. Now, we know the whole, ugly truth: they’ll be serving quinoa and fresh-squeezed juice. The new Mars Bar — and it will still be called Mars Bar […]

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05.01.14 Andy Cush

Big news for downtown dive bar nostalgists: not only might Max Fish be coming back to its original neighborhood, Mars Bar — or some facsimile of it — will be resurrected at its old address. Bedford & Bowery broke the news after noticing an item about the bar on a meeting agenda for the local community […]

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04.30.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Amid the endless battle between old school East Village residents and the legion of gentrifiers, a recent tenant-developer deal proved that once in a while, everybody can win. Following the 2011 demolition of the festering beloved Mars Bar, BFC Partners announced plans to build a twelve-floor luxury condo building. But instead of being met with […]

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07.19.11 Bucky Turco

After what seemed like months of watching something die a very slow and painful death, it has been confirmed, by numerous sources, that longtime East VIllage staple, the Mars Bar is no longer. A visit by the Department of Health was the final nail in the coffin, citing the location for flies and roaches. And […]

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