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One of Syracuse’s best known gay bars is closing for good amid Covid 19
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Protesters have returned to the Stonewall Inn again and again in recent weeks to demand an end to police brutality, raising their fists, taking a knee and holding moments of silence on the same ground where a riot in helped spark the modern gay rights movement. The lights are out, the doors are locked and the metaphorical pews are empty. But the bills — rent, insurance, utilities and more — keep piling up. Stonewall is one of our original safe spaces.
At PM, a buzzer from downstairs sounded, and bartender Buddy Rasmussen, an Air Force veteran, asked Luther Boggs to answer the door, anticipating a taxi cab driver. Boggs opened the door to find the front staircase engulfed in flames, along with the smell of lighter fluid. Others saw the floor to ceiling windows as the most promising means of escape despite the fact that there were safety bars on the windows with a 14 inch gap between them to prevent dancers from breaking through the glass. Several people managed to squeeze through, some still burning when they reached the ground below.
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