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Cambridge’s Beloved Bar ‘The People’s Republik’ Is Now Permanently Closed

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Cambridge’s Beloved Bar ‘The People’s Republik’ Is Now Permanently Closed

The popular bar recently announced it would be closing its doors permanently after nearly 25 years.

Yet another iconic Boston establishment has closed permanently due to the pandemic. Cambridge’s Communist-inspired bar, The People’s Republik, recently announced it would be closing for good after almost 25 years of service, according to The Boston Globe.

“We had a good run,”  owner Robert Blair said to the Globe. “I’m not happy that we’re closing, but I can look back at those 23 years with pride and a lot of love for the people.”

Earlier in December, the popular bar announced it was closing its doors temporarily among health and safety concerns. But on Sunday, February 7, Blair told the Globe that the closure had become permanent.

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The bar, which opened its doors back in 1997, quickly became known for its Communist theme, name and memorabilia. It first opened with no name after the city’s license board blocked it as offensive, but despite the controversy, The People’s Republik had become one of the go-to spots for many Cambridge dwellers these past 25 years.

The People’s Republik closure marks yet another great loss for the Cambridge restaurant and bar scene which saw other famous bars like Bukowski Tavern, Field Club and others also close its doors this past year.

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