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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Good-bye to the original fern bar

The company that owns Bennigan's and Steak & Ale restaurants has filed for bankruptcy. All 150 company-owned restaurants are closing, while 138 franchise operations will remain open.

Bennigan's was actually started in Atlanta in the mid-'70s. It was the prototypical fern bar, the kind of place favored by Ron Hudspeth, a popular nightlife columnist at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in that era.

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