Notes from the Artist:

I used to pass by Tube Bar all the time when I lived in Jersey City. The beautiful façade, with the over-sized round window and art deco styling was reminiscent of a 'gin-mill' from a bygone era.

Shortly after I photographed the location as reference for the miniature, I passed by for another look. The entire façade was torn down and covered over with imitation flagstone tiles—another architectural victim of modernization.

Looking down through the steel doors on the sidewalk of the model, you will see the basement storage area with cartons of booze and beer stacked up in reserve.

 
 
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"TUBE BAR" (1992)
13 x 13 x 13 inches
   
 
 
Bar interior.
   
 
 
Reference photo of the REAL tube bar.
 
 
 
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