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Beloved Back Fence bar to close after nearly seven decades

Posted: 10:12 PM, Jul 03, 2013
Updated: 2013-07-03 22:12:46-04

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After 68 years in business the Back Fence’ bar on 155  Bleecker St. is shutting its doors.

Because of high rent increases, the owner could not renew the lease and decided it was time to close.

The bar was opened in 1945 and for almost seven decades was the place for tourists, NYU students and locals to see live music and enjoy a cool beverage.

Back Fence Bar will be open until September 30th.