Photos: Stephanie McGeary.


Sal’s Myrtlewood Lounge, the famed Myrtletown bar, is closed for the time being after a car rammed the place this afternoon at about 2 p.m.

Michael Costanzo, who was bartending at the time, tells the Outpost’s Stephanie McGeary that a driver hit the gas when she meant to brake, plowing her vehicle into the bar’s storeroom. The driver hadn’t been in the bar previously and was, as far as anyone could tell, sober, Costanzo said.

About four people were at the bar when they heard a loud crash, Costanzo said. No one was injured.

As of about half an hour ago, staff were working to clean up the mess and were waiting for their insurance company to arrive. They’re closed until further notice, Constanzo said.

Salvaged bottles.

Caved-in wall.