Mars Bar Lives! .... Well, Sort Of

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Photo: Youngna Park

Mars Bar, the beloved East Village institution that closed its doors for good last year, isn't being allowed to rest in peace. DNA Info reports that it was included on a list of twelve now-shuttered New York City sites whose ruins will be used in the creation of contemporary furniture designs, to be exhibited at a show called 12x12.  The show, sponsored by Brooklyn's Sawkilll Lumber Co., will also feature repurposed materials from the Coney Island boardwalk, a Eugene O'Neill theater, and Joseph Pulitzer's horse stable. So this is how we celebrate our nostalgia for old and pre-gentrified New York now: furniture has replaced clothing stores as the vessel of choice. Designers have until January 31 to apply for the show. Think this guy will throw his knit hat in the ring?

Earlier: The Long, Slow Death of Mars Bar