A piece of literary history is for sale. Again.
“You could smell the odor of urine, s**t and vomit of a half century as it came up through the floor into the bar from the restrooms below,” wrote Charles Bukowski, one of America’s most famous poets, about a corner bar at 17th and Fairmount, when he lived in the area in the 1940s. “It was 4:30 in the afternoon. Two men were fighting in the center of the bar.”
17th Spot today
Well, about a decade ago, that corner location was renovated. The interior Bukowski scene has gone the way of Bukowski, as in it’s gone. Operating as the 17th Spot for about twelve years, it’s currently on the market for $999K, through Nate Nannes, who says he’s gotten a few calls from interested parties. The property was listed for sale…