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August 30, 2007

'The Wire' takes over a downtown bar

At first, I thought the Sidebar Tavern was on fire.

Cops and utility people swarmed outside the place yesterday afternoon, darting inside and back out onto the sidewalk.

Then I saw the green awning where the Sidebar logo should have been and thought a new bar named Kavanagh's had taken its place.

Finally, I realized it was the crew from The Wire setting up for a shoot.

I'm not sure whether they used the Sidebar the first time, but I remember Kavanagh's was the scene of Ray Cole's wake in season three.

I wonder if someone else dies in season five ... 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:55 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


I'd be willing to bet that someone on the detail gets killed in season five. 4 seasons is a long time for all of the main "good guys" to stick around. Of course, that may also be a reflex that gets developed by watching 6 seasons of the Sopranos.

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