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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