Carbondale’s only LGBTQ bar closing

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Street Bar logo from Facebook

Street Bar logo from Facebook

CARBONDALE — The Street Bar, Carbondale’s only LGBTQ bar, is closing according to Facebook post.

The closing came to wider attention after the Daily Egyptian, the student newspaper of the Southern Illinois University, reported on the Facebook post.

Jodie Santana, a performer at the bar, said in the Facebook post that she had heard from the owners that the bar was closing and bookings for June were cancelled. 

A person familiar with the business said there was nothing announced but that there were positive plans on the horizon. 

Santana said on her post that a smaller bar may open up near the old bar’s location, but wasn’t sure what plans were.

The Egyptian reported that the next closest LGBTQ bar is in Cape Girardeau, Mo.



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