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Congress Financial struggles to lease historic Marble Bar

Congress Financial struggles to lease historic Marble Bar

The Marble Bar at the Congress Hotel was quietly re-listed again last week. The bar/club, which once hosted the likes of R.E.M. and Iggy Pop, went up for lease in December at an undisclosed price. But it seems no offers materialized. Congress Financial, which bought the hotel last year, retired the bar from the market several months ago, said Henry Deford, the JBL Real estate agent handling the property. The company listed it for lease because, with all 36 units at the once iconic hotel filled, it also wants to revive the bar, Deford said last year. The bar would be an attractive get for its history. Housed in the basement of the Congress, a 107-year-old hotel that was once one of the...

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