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May 28, 2009

An update on BAR in Fells Point


When one of my spies passed by BAR in Fells Point yesterday, he couldn't help but stop and chuckle.

Contractors were tearing up the floor of the long-standing Lancaster Street dive bar.

The whole place was in disarray -- except for Carol, the owner, who calmly sat on a bar stool and sipped a can of beer. Hee hee.

The dudette abides.

Carol told my spy that BAR should be back open on or about July 4th ...

The workers are replacing the rotted floor beams and making other small cosmetic updates to the place.

I just love that Carol was chilling there in the middle of all the construction. And I hope that BAR gets up and rolling soon. The last thing I want is for Carol to sell the place.

(Sun archive photo)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:15 AM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


"Rotted floor beams"?

Sounds like a great place.


I mean, those floors were probably 100 years old, hmmm, and I don't think BAR has a basement.

she's like the friggin' Alamo. NEVER GIVE IN CAROL!!!

Good news. Look forward to getting back in there.

Oh and no offense but the photo accompanying this post seems inappropriate. Bar serves National Bohemian in cans.

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