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Bart & Urby’s Bar, Restaurant Closed

January 31, 2019

WILKES-BARRE

Bart & Urby’s bar and restaurant on South Main Street in Wilkes-Barre has closed and is for sale.

Owner Brian Urbanas died Jan. 25 after a long fight with multiple sclerosis. His parents, Patsy and Joe Urbanas, are closing the bar and plan to sell the business and building. The bar hosted a celebration of Brian’s life Tuesday.

Urbanas opened The Other Side, a venue connected to the bar, in 2013 to host more live music.

Patsy hopes someone else will make another welcoming venue in the place that her son dreamed of years ago.

“He had said to me, ‘I see a time where if one person opens up, others will take the chance.’ And that really is the way it worked out,” she said.

— BILL WELLOCK

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