Mars Bar Promises “I’ll Be Back”

Posted on: August 19th, 2011 at 6:41 am by

Dust messages currently traced in the caked window-filth at 25 East First Street are no less consoling to those still pining for the decrepit, hallowed walls of Mars Bar. The tongue-in-cheek “Thanks for the memories” slogan is now accompanied by a Terminator-esque “I’ll be back.”  Promises notwithstanding, the name should not be revived.  Mars Bar was inextricably tied to a place and time that’s nearly impossible to replicate.

This image has been archived or removed.

Meanwhile, craning the neck upward, it appears that the second floor apartments are almost completely vacated. Primed and biding time for the inevitable demolition.  Neighborhood speculation pins the arrival of the wrecking ball towared the end of this month.

This image has been archived or removed.

Mars Bar closed exactly a month ago.  The corner will be a mess for two years, at which point the lot will sprout a 12-story condo with 65 total apartment units; only 13 are listed as affordable housing.

Recent Stories

Delivery Worker Slashed and Mugged in Ridge Street Condo

A food delivery worker on the job was slashed across the face Sunday evening while in the elevator of a luxury condo building on Ridge Street, according to police. The unidentified victim, a 29-year-old man, had been in the elevator of 78 Ridge Street (Ridge Street Residences nee River Ridge Condo) when he was approached by […]

Under Community Pressure, City Moves to Renovate Rivington Playground

As Sara D. Roosevelt Park continues its steady descent, area stakeholders are pushing to rehabilitate a key playground in the northern section of the park to stave off the danger element. The Rivington Street Playground, situated across from the M’finda Kalunga Garden, is next on the docket for a refresh, much in the same way […]

‘Belse’ Erases Paulaner from the Bowery Ahead of New Vegan Brewery

A vegan brewery and restaurant is poised to open on the Bowery, taking the place of the failed, and since fallow, Paulaner Brauhaus. Indeed, as previously reported, Dallas-based Belse is on board to take over 265-267 Bowery. The relative newcomer – which began life last February – will go even bigger with this larger Lower […]

Moscot Moves HQ from the Corner to New Orchard Street Store

Moscot is no longer on the corner, leaving behind Orchard and Delancey for a spot just paces to the south. And for the first time in its history, no rent to pay. As first reported by Bowery Boogie earlier this year, the centenary opticians chose the mid-block space at 94 Orchard as new base of […]

Mark Miller Reopens Orchard Street Gallery This Week with Street Artist Hektad

The Mark Miller Gallery returns to Orchard Street this week, and is enlisting the help of an established graffiti writer to help relaunch. The longtime Lower East Side showroom will reopen on Wednesday – after a two-year pandemic hiatus – with an exhibit featuring Hektad. “Looking at the graffiti art of Hektad is like finding […]