On Monday afternoon a reader caught part of the smash-and-drag action at 2332 Bissonnet St., right next to Kay’s Lounge. That’s part of the exterior staircase of the 2-story retail-residential structure lying curled up in the foreground; a remaining member of the bar’s shrinking entourage of smaller structures can be spotted peeking around the fence on the right.
The owners of the frequent city’s-oldest-bar contender got permission that same day to knock down the 6,000-sq.-ft. structure, built per county records in 1944 (as was Kay’s main building). A garage structure previously camped out on the same lot was knocked down at the turn of the decade; once the last of Monday’s debris is swept up, the quarter-ish-acre lot will be blank asphalt.
- Previously on Swamplot: Daily Demolition Report: Original Monarch
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