A restaurant-bar, known as a venue for live music, has closed.
As is often the practice these days, East End Cafe announced the closing on its Facebook page on Monday night. Word spread quickly, and fans of the establishment reportedly stopped in for a final beer to bid the night spot good bye.
Located on the east end of Main Street, the area around the cafe had not seen the developments that had taken place further down the street and it maintained a slightly shabby college town appearance, while offering live music nightly.
Mark Sisk, a Newark attorney and musician, said the loss of the East End is a "huge blow to live music in Newark." He compared the East End to the Deer Park Tavern of the 1970s in being a home for young musicians. The Deer Park underwent a major renovation project and remains a live music venue in Newark.