Lower East Side concert hall and bar Fontana's will close in March

The only concert venue with enough bars to handle the crowd will close in the spring.

The Lower East Side is losing another one of its live music venues afterFontana's, the massivegrungy-chicbar and concert hall, closes at the end of March.


Rent hikes areonce again to blame — the bar's owners would've had topaymore than $30,000 a month under theirnewlease, according to The Low Down."We set out to operate a neighborhood rock bar, and that has become economically unfeasible,"the proprietors tell the website.


A diveythrowback in the gentrifyingneighborhood, Fontana's has beena favoriteamong music fans, trivia buffs and anyone in need of a $3 beer specialfor 12 years. Raise a glass at one of theirthree barsand get in a round of pool while you can.

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