Mars Bar's Demolition Begins

After having been shuttered on July 18th over health code violations, Mars Bar’s final descent into history began this afternoon. Workers have started chipping away at the exterior and pulling out the red concrete blocks which have been a mainstay at the corner of First Street and Second Avenue since the 1980s.

Mars Bar Demolition
Mars Bar Demolition
Mars Bar Demolition

Since the blocks are being taken out individually, they may even end up as souvenirs!

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