Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Abandoned Dive Bar

On the corner of Tilden and Price Street, there used to stand a dive bar by the name of Bernal's Place. It was a wood frame house that was converted into a watering hole, it seemed.  It had not been in business for a while.  It's completely gone now, making way for some type of affordable housing.

I thought I had an old photo of the place, but I'm having trouble finding it.  For reference, here's a shot from Google Maps.

UPDATE: February 17, 2019.

Mr. Justino Bernal passed away last month.  His obituary explained how he took over Bernal's Place, the neighborhood bar pictured above, from his father.  The ramshackle establishment had been closed  for several years; And in the fall of 2018 it was actually demolished to make room for affordable housing.  
I never went into Bernal's Place but its memory will remain as one of LaSanbe's dive bars.

RIP Mr. Bernal - April 14, 1935 - January 17, 2019

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