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Famed P&G Bar To Close, Reopen As New Business

By Leslie Albrecht | May 23, 2011 12:28pm | Updated on May 22, 2011 5:33pm
P&G Bar lost its iconic neon sign when it moved to a new location at Columbus Avenue and West 78th Street.
P&G Bar lost its iconic neon sign when it moved to a new location at Columbus Avenue and West 78th Street.
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By Leslie Albrecht

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

UPPER WEST SIDE — A famed Upper West Side watering hole that lost its landmark neon sign and moved to a new location two years ago will reportedly close for good on May 31.

P&G Bar, whose glowing pink-and-green sign graced the corner of Amsterdam Avenue and West 73rd Street for more than six decades, moved to Columbus Avenue and West 78th Street in 2009.

A posting on the bar's Facebook page, first reported by Gothamist, says the bar will close May 31.

It says it will then open as a new business, perhaps as soon as June 1. It doesn't give details of the new venture.

"Thanks everyone for the love, support and great music. And you're welcome for the booze," the post says.

A bartender told DNAinfo on Sunday that the bar will reopen under a new name. The bar's owner could not be reached for comment Monday.

P&G Bar's landmark sign was replaced with a plastic banner at its new location. Bar owners told DNAinfo last year that repairing the battered sign could cost $40,000.