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Fight to keep The Subway Inn open

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The family owners of the soon-to-be shuttered The Subway Inn on Manhattan's Upper East Side aren't going out without a fight. Developers plan on building luxury condos where the 77-year-old bar on Lexington Ave. and E. 60th St. stands.

But the Salinas family, owners of the classic dive bar for the past 44 years, held a news conference on Thursday to pressure the city to landmark the building.

Approximately 100 people, including many of Salinas family, will be out of work if the development is allowed to proceed.

The Subway Inn has been open since 1937. Its patrons have been a motley crew of characters from the young and old; to the rich and poor.

The bar is slated to close on Aug. 20.

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