Our Backbeat blog just reported a trio of bar closings.
Mo's has gone dark at 1037 Broadway after two-plus years. "It's been a long run and something new is always on the horizon," reads the Mo's Facebook page. "Change is good and we want to thank all those that have made this small/quaint little neighborhood bar a little home away from home. We will miss seeing all our wonderful patrons. Keep in touch and we will keep you posted on new developments."
Music Bar, which has been at 4586 Tennyson since at least the 1940s and most recently was known as a karaoke hangout, didn't make it into 2012. Rather than pay a 28 percent rent hike, the place closed. "It's bittersweet," says manager Marc Charron. "But with that kind of overhead, that's just not realistic for us." The music may not be gone for good, though: Charron says he's hunting for another home for Music Bar in the area.
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And Rex Lounge, which in 2008 moved into the spot at 2936 Fox Street that had previously been home to the White House Lounge and the Foxhole, has also closed, reportedly for renovations; it may reopen in the spring.