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The Vine Tavern & Eatery, a popular ASU bar since 1986, is closing its doors this month

The Vine Tavern & Eatery, a popular destination for Arizona State University students since 1986, is closing its doors later this month.

The Vine sits on the corner of Apache Boulevard and Rural Road, on the southwest corner of ASU, and is reportedly being demolished to make room for an apartment complex.

The news was first reported on social media Friday, and confirmed by the Vine’s official account on Instagram. 

The bar became known for its weekly Wednesday special, which offered mixed drinks for $1 each.

General manager Trent Robertson confirmed that July 23 will be the ASU bar’s last day of operation. In a statement to KJZZ, Robertson said the other Tempe location at Rural and Elliot roads remains open, and that the Vine is hiring for a new store in Ahwatukee.

“We will miss the ASU area but we are also looking forward to our new location,” Robertson said.

Vaughan Jones is the weekend reporter for KJZZ, and a graduate of ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism, with a minor in music. As a Phoenix native, Jones’s dream is to serve his community by covering important stories in the metropolitan area.He spent two years as music director at Blaze Radio, ASU’s student-run radio station. His passion for radio stems from joining Blaze his freshman year as a DJ.When he is not working, Jones can be found writing music with his band, playing video games with his friends, or watching his favorite Phoenix-area sports teams.