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Thursday
Oct252012

O'Connor's to Reopen In Six Weeks, According to Owner

It was back in February of 2011 when the owner of legendary dive bar O'Connor's, which has been on Fifth Avenue between Bergen and Dean Streets since 1931, announced that the bar would be undergoing extensive renovations, more than tripling its size and bringing it into the 21st century with the addition of a back room, a second floor, a stage, food, and draft lines.The bar didn't close until this past June, and since then work has been sporadic as the site became more and more of an eyesore.

But construction has recently accelerated, and when I peeked through the doorway a couple days ago owner Mike Maher was on his way out. We chatted for a couple minutes, and he told me that while construction is obviously behind schedule, he plans to re-open in about six weeks.

I only had a brief look into the darkened construction site, but it wasn't pretty in there. We won't know the full extent of the reconstruction, and whether longtime bartenders like Chris and Matt (and the longtime regulars) will return, until the bar re-opens.

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Reader Comments (6)

I walked past here a few days, and the part of the building arising out of the plywood seems to have no charm at all.

October 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBen K.

The owners fired everyone with zero notice and very little severance pay. Remember that when you want to grab a drink here before an event at the Barclays Center.

October 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterstephen

How's that 6 weeks working out for you, Mike Maher? You'll never live down the curse of destroying O'Connor's.

March 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHa

I moved away from New York in October. What's the current status of O'connors? Still shuttered?

March 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRT

So seriously, it is now June 2013 and the place is still under construction. What?

June 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHumbug

Any news about the grand reopening yet.....? Or is the bar still under construction...?

August 1, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterloulah

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