TD Bank Unveils Signage on the Mars Bar Gravesite

Posted on: February 25th, 2014 at 6:05 am by

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Where art thou, Mars Bar?

There goes any glimmer of hope that Mars Bar would return to the corner of Second Avenue and East First Street. TD Bank officially planted its flag in the base of the soulless Jupiter 21 building yesterday afternoon, a year after first announcing the location. We spotted workers with blow torches ironing on the window decals. Expect an opening in the coming months, but curb your enthusiasm. We all know how much you’re looking forward to another East Village bank branch.

Once upon a time (well, 2011), Mars Bar owner Hank Penza did express plans to reopen some sort of watering hole in the new development. Or somewhere nearby.

Don’t count on it anymore.

We still miss the Mars Bar.

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Mars Bar Snowman, December 2010

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