Longtime bar in the northeast has closed, will be demolished

The Northeast Side Rosie O’Grady’s bar and nightclub, at 2411 Morse Rd., has closed after more than 30 years in business.

A bar and grill employee announced the closure on Facebook. She told The Dispatch that membership buying service DirectBuy is buying the property and plans to demolish the building.

The bar was known as a lively dance club with karaoke, DJs and classic bar fare, especially its wings. Although the bar has landed on the crime pages over the years, former customers have expressed bittersweet responses to the ad.

“Another place I’ve made memories since my late 20s,” one post read.

“Lots of good and bad memories,” reads another.

The bar, formerly known as King Tut’s, opened in 1991, eight years before Easton town center moved the Morse Road business east.

Other long-running Columbus bars closing this year include Dahlia and BBR in the Arena district, the Shrunken Head in Victoria Village, Pub Mahone Downtown, Two Truths in the Short North, Bogey Inn Bar & Grill in Dublin and Leipzig. Haus, which closed after 53 years. years at Berwick.

An on-site public auction for the items remaining in Rosie O’Grady’s building is scheduled for September 11 at 1 p.m.

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