The Road is rubble.
Last month, the infamous century-old boozing establishment at 626 S. Miami Avenue slung its final beer and a shot. The Last Call Closing Party ended with bleary eyes and empty glasses at 5 a.m. on a Sunday morning.
Over the weekend, Miami's Oldest Bar celebrated its 102nd anniversary.
And today, it was demolished.
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In the weeks before Tobacco Road's demolition, a crew -- led by general manager Joel Rivera -- salvaged its famous neon sign, old wood bartop, vintage blues posters, memorabilia, photographs, patio signage, and all manner of other artifacts.
After all, Rivera and a group of other former Road employees are currently carrying on a Kickstarter campaign in an attempt to raise $50,000 for a possible relocation to 69 SW Seventh Street, just about a block away from its original lot.
So far, the We Are Tobacco Road! drive has raised $4,953. Donate via kickstarter.com/profile/TobaccoRoad.
Of course, though, as the Road's longtime music booker Mark Weiser often says, "There was something about the molecules in the wood" at 626 S. Miami Avenue.
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That place defied Prohibition. It hosted Al Capone. And it survived the Cocaine Cowboy '80s.
But now it's gone.
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