End of the Year Means the End for These Bars

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Goodbye Lucy’s Hat Shop, hello CVS.

December 31st isn’t just New Year’s Eve for these bars. It also means the end of of times for The Blockley, Alfa/The Ten Six Club and Lucy’s Hat Shop. Each bar is closing for good as new development and rising rents are forcing them out.


For the Blockley, the last night is actually tonight, December 29th, when the West Philadelphia music venue will be hosting a funky farewell. Tickets are onsale for that now. The event will include several food trucks and what they're touting as the "Everyone Orchestra."

Lucy's Hat Shop is going out on New Year's Eve with a combined open bar deal with Drinker's Tavern. Alfa is promising a jolly time for its last night.

Come January, each of these spaces will be redeveloped.

  • Pee Bee

    Isn’t Lucy’s Hat Shop being sued for serving alcohol to underage males who, the same night, beat a young man to death when he was hailing a cab?

  • eldondre

    i drank underage and managed to never beat a young man to death. seems like its not lucys fault. none of these closings are sad.

    • Alimentarian

      Did you use guns instead?

      • eldondre

        mortar. no we managed never to kill anyone or even get into fights. its easy to blame alcohol but the dysfunction has to have some roots. good people dont just get drunk and beat someone to death. thats not not like sleeping with someone or being annoying

  • Womps

    Losing the Blockley is definitely a bummer. They brought some great acts across multiple genres to what was always a waste of space bar. I bet UPenn puts up new student housing in it’s place.

  • barrygster

    “Each bar is closing for good as new development and rising rents are forcing them out.”

    That’s a funny way of saying that the Blockley lost their liquor license for repeated violations for serving underage.