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Fitzgibbons must close by Nov. 30, but the owner says it will happen a week or so earlier.
Fitzgibbons must close by Nov. 30, but the owner says it will happen a week or so earlier.

Fitzgibbons Pub will close soon

After 15 years of owning the bar, Dan Fitzgibbons says he will close Fitzgibbons Pub, 1127 N. Water St., sometime before Nov. 30. But Fitzgibbons says it will happen a week or so earlier.

He says he was losing money for the past four years and, quite honestly, just can't pay the rent anymore.

"I have worked and owned bars my entire adult life," says Fitzgibbons. "I'm not sure what I'll do next."

Fitzgibbons says he has options, but nothing that's "set in stone." He plans to throw a Thanksgiving/Christmas/closing party on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Fitzgibbons opened the Water Street bar in 1997.

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porsche2 | Oct. 25, 2012 at 11:47 a.m. (report)

looks like someone has to change streets. leave water for jefferson

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DTtoBurbs | Oct. 25, 2012 at 8:07 a.m. (report)

One of the last non-Dbag bars left on Water St. Too bad.
Maybe we'll be lucky and it'll become an "authentic" Irish bar, or a "country-western" or a "non-theme" bar!

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