NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Back Fence, a popular Greenwich Village bar and music venue, is reportedly closing this fall after 68 years in business.
The bar, at 155 Bleecker St. at the intersection with Thompson Street, will close on Sept. 30 due to a rent increase, DNAInfo reported earlier this week.READ MORE: Amazon Agrees To Cover All Of Victim's Costs In Hit-And-Run In Far Rockaway Involving One Of Its Vans
The venue has been open since 1945, and has hosted nightly classic rock concerts for several years. The bar has drawn a crowd made up of local residents, tourists and NYU students, the publication reported.READ MORE: Gov. Hochul Allocates Additional $2 Million To Help Afghan Refugees Settle In New York
Midtown property firm Trevi Retail bought the building that houses the bar last year, and the space will be rented out at market rate, the publication reported.
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