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Legendary Dive Bar Parasol’s Loses Liquor License Over Unpaid Taxes

The longtime Irish Channel bar can only serve food as of tomorrow

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Roast beef po-boy and St. Patrick’s Day capital Parasol’s will go dry starting tomorrow, June 1, after a city lawsuit over unpaid taxes prevented the owner from renewing the Irish Channel bar and restaurant’s liquor license, reports The Advocate.

Thea Hogan told the newspaper that she is working to get the bar “back to normal,” but gave no indication of when she expects to be able to settle up with the city and renew the liquor license. Hogan has been running Parasol’s on her own since her husband John Hogan died in 2012, and has struggled in recent years, saying that “with po-boys and being a corner bar, you can only charge so much and keep your customers.”

As famous for its raucous and densely-attended St. Patrick’s Day block parties as for its roast beef, Parasol’s has a cherished history as a neighborhood bar at the corner of Third and Constance streets, where it opened in 1952. It reopened shortly after Hurricane Katrina, as soon as Leidenheimer Baking Co. resumed operations and owners could get its bread for po-boys. When the old Parasol’s owners sold the bar to the Hogans in 2010, former manager Jeff Carreras opened Irish pub Tracey’s down the street in response, generating a nice bit of Third Street drama and roast beef po-boy competitiveness.

Eater has reached out to Hogan for comment and when she expects to resume normal operations. Check back for updates.

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