Subway Inn Will Close Next Month

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Since 1937. Photo: Carmen Lopez

As intimated earlier, the 77-year-old Subway Inn will indeed close — as soon as the middle of next month — but its owners say they will move and reopen somewhere else. The dive bar, along with its classic red neon signage, is part of a grouping that will likely be demolished by a real estate developer and replaced with a new building. "We are sad to inform you that Subway Inn will be closed for business on or about the 15th of August," the dive posted this morning on Facebook. "That's not to say we aren't opening another location. Subway Inn WILL be [sic] relocate." The full message, straight ahead.

Subway Inn Patrons,

As you might know, Subway Inn was established in 1937, and has been proudly serving customers since.

We are sad to inform you that Subway Inn will be closed for business on or about the 15th of August. That's not to say we aren't opening another location. Subway Inn WILL be relocate.

Follow Us for further details.

-SUBWAY INN

The bar, which is just off Lexington Avenue and is just a few feet away from Bloomingdale's, was once described in the pages of New York as a place where time stands still, where "you're practically waiting for the latest update on the Cuban Missile Crisis." New York has fewer and fewer places like it; here's hoping its enormous old oak bar, along with the neon, makes the commute to its new home.

Iconic Dive Bar Subway Inn Will Close In August
[Gothamist]