Savannah Landmark to Close

| January 2, 2016

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SAVANNAH (WTOC) – After more than 60 years, a landmark bar in Savannah is set to close its doors.

Pinkie Master’s Lounge has been a mainstay on the corner of Drayton and Harris Streets since the 1950s, but that’s about to change this weekend.

Signs posted on the windows here say Saturday will be their last day in business, but that they are moving to a new location. There’s been a lot of speculation about the future of Pinkie Master’s, but the bar’s owner said they plan to keep the tradition going at their new home.

“Yes, we’re still going to have the ambiance, we’re still going to have the pictures, we’re still going to have the tree. It’s all going to be the same,” said Guy Kirk, owner of Pinkie Master’s.

For decades, people have been coming to this dive bar in downtown Savannah, from its regulars to tourists looking to snap a photo. Among its most famous visitors, Jimmy Carter, who legend has it stood on the bar and announced his candidacy for president in the 1970s.

“It’s a landmark. It’s part of our history here in Savannah,” said Mark Magliaro, regular customer for 20 years.

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