Mars Bar has been shuttered for good. As Grieve first reported, a candlelight vigil was held last night in its honor.
Runnin' Scared heard from the Department of Health who said, "The Mars Bar was closed because inspectors observed approximately 850 fruit flies in various areas of the restaurant and in a bottle of alcohol."
by Goggla--see more pics on her Flickr
In 2009, Goggla posted this report from the bar that shows the integral role fruit flies played in the life of Mars Bar. Was it the watermelon vodka that finally sunk the ship?:
A gaggle of girls came in to Mars Bar. One ordered a watermelon-flavored vodka with soda. By some chance, the watermelon was in stock, but had probably been sitting there for years.
She was horrified to find fruit flies in her drink and sent it back. The bartender held the glass to the light and just said, "Huh."
Another patron recommended the girl get a beer since that comes in sealed bottles. She insisted on a fresh drink from the same vodka. There were flies in the bottle.
We cheered and said that was lucky, but she walked out, leaving her jaw on the floor behind her.
The Loss of Mars
Before Mars Bar