- Associated Press - Saturday, October 25, 2014

MIAMI (AP) - It’s last call at the colorful Miami bar Tobacco Road.

The Miami Herald reports (http://hrld.us/1sjjABH ) that developers bought the bar’s 99-year-old building and most of the surrounding block for $12.5 million. It closes for good at 5 a.m. Sunday, though some longtime employees have co-owner Patrick Gleber’s blessing to open a new Tobacco Road nearby.

According to the Herald, historians have debunked claims that Tobacco Road had the city’s first liquor license, though bars under various names have operated at the same location since the end of Prohibition.

The bar initially capitalized on its edgy atmosphere in a gritty neighborhood and over the years built a reputation as a premier venue for blues and roots-rock performers.

Gleber says the aging building had maintenance problems and the bar was losing money.

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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

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