In at least the third unrelated flooding incident in or around Cornell’s campus in the last few weeks, a pipe burst in Collegetown Wednesday, forcing the City of Ithaca to shut down Dryden Road.
The declining Collegetown bar scene made its debut in The New York Times’ fashion section Thursday in an article that describes the recent collegiate social shift away from bars.
A new bar, The Gates, is set to open in early August at 422 Eddy Street, near Level B.
The alcohol was flowing for one last night at the Royal Palm Tavern, but the crowd — which filled the bar to capacity — wasn’t just there to take Wednesday night shots.
The Royal Palm Tavern and two other properties on Dryden Road were sold to Collegetown landowner John Novarr for $3,750,000 about a year before management announced the bar would close, according to documents obtained by The Sun.