Eight years after opening, LGBT bar Penny’s at the Duke is closing.
“With an opportunity we couldn’t pass up, we are closing the bar by the end of this month,” the bar said in a statement shared on Facebook.
Customers flooded the bar’s Facebook comments to express their sadness, but also their gratitude for the memories made at the bar.
“This sucks but everything happens for a reason they say. Thank you for all the wonderful memories and all that you did to bring that bar together for the community,” one comment read.
Penny’s is one of the few LGBT bars in Palm Beach County. Customers shared how special the bar was to them and how happy they are for the owners’ new opportunities elsewhere.
“Thanks for all the times we had there. Have enjoyed meeting everyone I have met over the years and enjoying the time there. Good luck with the next chapter and can't wait to see what it will be,” another comment read under the bar’s closing announcement.
Penny’s often offered events such as bingo nights, fundraisers, pool tournaments, and karaoke.
According to WPTV, “July 17 will be the last hurrah for Penny's at the Duke.”
Though Penny’s is closing, the owners assured customers that the friendships and connections made would not diminish.
“We have enjoyed making memories these last eight years and wouldn’t have wanted to do so with anyone but all of you. The friendships and good times we have created with everyone won’t disappear and we are looking to enjoy the next chapter in our lives,” they said.