Rebel Ends Its Run as Gay Club, Becomes an Event Space

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Bar owners Duncan Ley and Ben Bleiman (Bullitt, Tonic, Lightning, Mayhem, Soda Popinski's), along with partner Paul Miller of Truck, are throwing in the towel with Rebel, their first joint venture into the realm of gay bars. Ley tells Eater that while the space is "a great location for an event," it hasn't fared so well as a neighborhood bar, which is what they're accustomed to running. Though the decor isn't changing much for now, they're planning to operate the place as an event space now called 1772 Market, hosting both public and private events. They've got a big Halloween party booked already, and they're taking bookings via Facebook. [Eater]