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December 7, 2007

Why Admiral's Cup closed

The long version of the story involves an estate and LLCs, so I'll spare you the details. 

In short: The owners of the building, which sits at the corner of Broadway and Thames Street, decided to sell the place.

The lease was up, and that was that.

I'll let you know what the plans are for the space when it's sold.

(Photo by me)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 3:54 PM | | Comments (9)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


I'm not going to miss that lame DJ they had in there on Saturday nights but I will miss the Panda Bear!! That guy ruled the place and there is a rumor that he and his little friends are going to buy it.

Too bad. Best cobb salad around.

Cobb Salad is for Half Men! The Panda Bear is great! The Milkman and Pork Chop are cool too.

A friend who lives near the Cup swears to me that he witnessed a small fire there recently while hanging on the upper deck at Woody's. Any credence to that or did my buddy just have a few too many $2 Coronas that night?

Greg -- Depends on how recently. The Cup closed Nov. 1.

I heard some guy named Butera or L.B. was involved. He's a homeless guy that was trying to cook a pigeon. I think they took him to Central Booking.

Rumor has it that the former DJ is trying to have this re-opened ...

The outdoor seating in the summer I will miss. The plastic cups and the loser DJ shouting "SHOTS" every five seconds, I will not.

does anybody know waht happened to ED the singer? or where he can be found? I used to go to the Cup in '99! He and Kurt the bartender where the best things there on a Thursday night!! Would love to hear about those boys!!

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