25 East 1st Street

Mars Bar Coming Back to 2nd Avenue in Some Form [UPDATED]

Last modified April 30, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Community Board 3 just unveiled its SLA docket for the month of May, and with it, a rather curious applicant. It appears that 11-17 Second Avenue, that glass eyesore now known as Jupiter 21, might get a bar after all. But is it Mars Bar? At the moment, the schedule shows an entity called “Paul […]

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TD Bank Unveils Signage on the Mars Bar Gravesite

Posted February 25, 2014 at 6:05 am

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 […]

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Mars Bar Corner to Become TD Bank Branch

Last modified January 3, 2013 at 6:28 am

This shouldn’t come as any surprise to Lower East Siders, but the newly-built corner which heretofore hosted Mars Bar is to become a 4,300 square-foot bank.

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Scaffolding Arrives at Mars Bar; Demolition Imminent

Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:09 am

The scaffolding is up, and the wrecking ball is ever-closer to arriving at the corner of Second Avenue and East First Street.

Mars Bar Promises “I’ll Be Back”

Posted August 19, 2011 at 6:41 am

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.

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Mars Bar Sidewalk Memorial Ravaged

Posted August 5, 2011 at 6:18 am

Sunday afternoon, the Mars Bar sidewalk memorial was categorically vandalized. Five days later, the colorful slab is now only that.

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Mars Bar Withdrawal

Posted July 22, 2011 at 6:28 am

Not sure about you, but it’s only been a few days, and we’re already experiencing Mars Bar withdrawal.

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Early Edition: July 21

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:00 am

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Gates Drawn at Mars Bar

Posted July 20, 2011 at 6:18 am

It’s heartbreaking, really. Like losing a beloved friend with whom you’ve shared the most intimate of secrets.

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Breaking: Mars Bar is Dead, Long Live Mars Bar

Last modified July 18, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Pour one out for the Mars Bar, which is now dead to the world.

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