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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Cafe Venus and Mars Bar Is Closing Tonight

Posted by on Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 4:45 PM

  • RIP
I just talked to a bartender at Cafe Venus and Mars Bar who confirmed the rumor that tonight is the bar's last night. It's sudden news—he didn't find today was his last day until about 9 pm last night.

He didn't know what as going to happen to the space after tonight—God, I hope it's not another Chase Bank.

Go down there and have a drink before the doors close forever. And don't forget to tip a little extra if you can. Losing your job sucks.


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What a shame. That place was an old favorite.

Hadn't been back there but once since Katie and Mark sold the place, though. The Mercer construction just made it too much of a PITA.
Posted by CPN on January 9, 2013 at 11:05 AM · Report this
Please let El Cozazon be next! Those guys are assholes! I can't even count the number of incidences I can think of with that place and people I know! I still want my money back from the concert they wouldn't let me back into because I went outside to smoke!
Posted by Kadesh on January 9, 2013 at 10:37 AM · Report this
@ #6 - you know when the end of time is??????
Posted by maZecraZe on January 9, 2013 at 10:36 AM · Report this
Last of the Time Lords 15
Who says it's going to be Chase? A couple of businesses closed on 35th Ave NE and they put in a Key Bank last year. And banks really do fuck up a neighborhood. Instead of Desert Sun Tanning and some ladies boutique called "Fresh" we have a Key Bank with a guard standing in front of it all day long. It really makes an area feel sleazy.
Posted by Last of the Time Lords on January 9, 2013 at 4:09 AM · Report this
blackhook 14
if it is another Chase branch we need to rise up & put the fuckers out of business.

That means putting Jamie Dimon & hi cohorts in crime in prison!
Posted by blackhook on January 9, 2013 at 2:38 AM · Report this
It's less likely a Chase and more likely something having to do with Amazon taking over that area and making rents that much more expensive. I can't help but wonder if El Corazon can weather the storm.
Posted by Casual_Observer on January 8, 2013 at 11:47 PM · Report this
i liked that space. friendly bar staff, good food, treated bands well. i'm not really surprised to see it close though, it was a tough location for that kind of venue.
Posted by cb on January 8, 2013 at 8:23 PM · Report this
@5 Interesting. Chase canceled my line of credit a few months ago. Not because of late payments or anything, they just felt like it. They decided that because my house had gone down in value (um, like everyone's?) I should go from a $100,000 limit to zero.

I will miss the Mars Bar! Support your remaining small venues, readers...local bands have to start somewhere!
Posted by Chase sucks on January 8, 2013 at 7:28 PM · Report this
benjammin509 10
Saw some good shows there.
Posted by benjammin509 on January 8, 2013 at 7:16 PM · Report this
I miss the old Sunday brunch @ Cafe Venus, before it was sold. The new management screwed over a friend who worked there, so I haven't been back since the change.
Posted by BallardBoy on January 8, 2013 at 7:03 PM · Report this
Posted by matt! on January 8, 2013 at 6:34 PM · Report this
stirwise 7
@4 - might have just found out they lost their lease. These things happen.
Posted by stirwise on January 8, 2013 at 6:06 PM · Report this
I can create a calendar until the end of time, it doesn't mean any of it's going to happen.
Posted by roostermilk on January 8, 2013 at 6:04 PM · Report this
orino 5
Maybe Chase canceled their line of credit. I know a couple of businesses that happened to...
Posted by orino on January 8, 2013 at 5:54 PM · Report this
TheMisanthrope 4
Huh? They have a full calendar on their website, on weekends at least, for the month.
Posted by TheMisanthrope on January 8, 2013 at 5:36 PM · Report this
Posted by Furious Scott on January 8, 2013 at 5:25 PM · Report this
Adam Superfan 2
Posted by Adam Superfan on January 8, 2013 at 5:10 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 1
Probably is another Chase branch.

Darn. Where do we go to drink to Deborah Persons' leaving SIFF?
Posted by Will in Seattle on January 8, 2013 at 5:05 PM · Report this

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