[Photo: Subway Inn/Facebook]
Beloved Upper East Side dive bar Subway Inn, which announced it was being forced to close this month, is staying put, at least for the time being. A judge has put a stop to the eviction pending an August 27 hearing, Crain's reports. The Salinas family, which owns the bar, posted to Facebook: "We know that this is just the first step in a very long and hard David vs. Goliath fight….However, we are confident that in the end justice prevails and the Subway Inn will be spared from the wrecking ball." The team is also still asking for donations and signatures to help them in their battle.
Unfortunately, even if the bar is saved this month, it will likely be forced to shutter in February when its lease officially expires. Landlord World-Wide Group, which is also behind a new luxury tower on nearby East 57th Street, has earmarked the space for development. But, fear not: the Salinas family promises that the bar will relocate. Hopefully, the iconic neon will go with it.
· Subway Inn wins order temporarily blocking eviction [Crain's NY]
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