Bar 108 Still Out of Business

Posted on: May 19th, 2010 at 6:23 am by

At this point, it’s probably safe to say that Bar 108 at the corner of Thompson and West Houston is out of business.  Since news broke back in January that the year-old watering hole closed, the space has remained a forsaken shell of its former self.  A few hype posters still grace the windows, advertising bar events that transpired months ago. And the namesake lettering remains in place.

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But the story here is radio silence.  There are no public announcements or signs anywhere (in cyberspace or reality) explaining why the place closed.  Day and night, lights remain in a perpetual state of darkness behind locked doors.  Meanwhile, the Bar 108 website is still up and running as if nothing happened.  Facebook fans are also wondering about what’s amiss.  One person even asked if they were looking for new investors for relaunch.

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And don’t bother phoning for more information.  It’s a dead end.  Whereas a few months ago calls went straight to an answering machine, now callers are greeted with a busy signal.

UPDATE: Thanks to Larry for revealing that there was an ownership transfer, and Bar 108 will reopen as The Haven.

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