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It's been a sad few days for New York City's historic bar scene. Yesterday, it was officially confirmed that the 70-year-old Emerald Inn on the Upper West Side will give way to a Kate Spade. This morning, EV Grieve delivered the news that the former home of the beloved Cedar Tavern at 82 University Place—once a hangout for Beat writers and Abstract Expressionists in its heyday—will become a European Waxing Center. Womp.
The blogger behind Flaming Pablum broke the news over the weekend, and writes: "It's been about six years since the place closed its doors. Since then, [it] was demolished and gutted and rebuilt as a dreadfully shitty condo, but there's been absolutely zero business on the ground floor that the Cedar Tavern formerly occupied. Until now."
· Butt of course! Former Cedar Tavern space becoming EWC [Ev Grieve]
· The Cedar Gets Waxed [Flaming Pablum]
· 70-Year-Old UWS Bar to Close, Kate Spade to Move In [Racked NY]