The New York Times reports that the owner of the Stonewall Inn in Asheville, North Carolina, has decided to close the iconic bar and restaurant after a decade of serving patrons for the price of $1.50.
The Stonewalls Inn closed in 2018 and is located on the outskirts of town, with the iconic Stonewalling Inn building behind it.
The owner says the St.onewalls are being replaced with an indoor restaurant, which will serve up more traditional cocktails and cocktails that will be served by staff members who are not necessarily bartenders.
The bar will remain open and a bar tab will be added to all customers, including those who are accompanied by a bar manager, the Times reports.
Stonewalla Inn owners say they are paying a “baggie fee” of $3.25 for every pint of beer or wine served, per person.
The fee is set to go away after the new owners make the changes.
St. Johns County, Kentucky, is the second-most populous county in the U.S. and boasts the largest number of independent businesses in the country.
The Times reports the Stoney Creek Independent Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is holding a fundraiser for Stonewallas Inn to help them replace their building.
The owners of the bar say they want to remain open for the benefit of their employees.