- The classic red-and-black facade
About a year ago, the taxman seized
Harry Boland's, a dark Irish pub on Ninth Street near Fifth Avenue known for its darts; thanks to the support of regular customers, it was able to reopen briefly before shuttering for good in April. "There was nothing wrong with the bar in particular; it just didn't really differentiate itself from the pack and never drew huge crowds," the blog Here's Park Slope reported
at the time. "Combine that with tax evasion, and it's a recipe for disaster." After the Timboo's tragedy
, it was our least favorite Park Slope bar closure of 2011.
The space has sat empty since, but was recently sold to the owners of the popular bars Mission Dolores (in Gowanus) and Bar Great Harry (in Carroll Gardens), Here's Park Slope reports. "The owners plan to serve beer from small American breweries as well as some rare German and Belgian beers. There will be a small food menu that will have similar offerings as the other two bars," Brownstoner reports. The community board approved the liquor license earlier this week.
No word yet on an opening date or a new name, if any.
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