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Party Promoters Come to Praise Mars Bar, and to Bury It

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Legendary East Village dive Mars Bar and its neighbors will be replaced with a 12-story, 60-unit apartment building, which means that the next time you step into the bar, it might be your last?at least when talking about Mars in its current scruffy form. Perhaps hoping to tug on these heart strings, recent promos for upcoming events in the watering hole play up the bar's doomed fate. One flyer is pictured above, and later this month there's an event billed as Mars Bar's first and last literary event. Word on the street is that the gentrification holdout might close this spring, though that could just be the whiskey talking.
· Mars Bar coverage [Curbed]