The L Bar, formerly known as the Double L, a popular gay bar located just outside the city limits of Rehoboth Beach, Del., that catered to the leather community closed its doors for good following a New Year’s Eve party last week.
The Blade was unable to immediately reach the bar’s co-owners, Mark Fernstrom and John Meng.
A search of the address for the building in which L Bar has operated for close to 20 years shows that the building along with the business and its contents are on the market at a selling price of $2.1 million.
“Great opportunity to acquire prime commercial property & business on Rehoboth Ave!” a real estate listing for the building says. “3,600 square feet building including patio and plenty of parking [and] rare and valuable tavern license (no food sales required!)…Two income producing apartments included. All assets and inventory convey,” the listing says.
Fernstrom and Meng operated a gay bar in New York’s Greenwich Village before they moved to Rehoboth to open the Double L.
One source said the two still own the real estate but sold the business to another operator who plans to open a new bar in the location that would not cater exclusively to the gay community. That account could not be immediately confirmed.