I walked by Cousins II the other day only to be confronted by this sad sight. This was the sixth bar that I visited on my trek, and before I started taking pictures. Now this is the only picture that I have. I didn't really write that much about it at the time other than the fact that the owner let me have a beer an hour and a half before the place opened after I told him what I was doing. He recognized me, of course, because it was one of the bars in my neighborhood that I used to go to quite often. It will be missed.
On the bright side, it didn't go under due to a lack of business. The owner decided to retire and sold the place to a local restauranteur for $2.6 million. I guess it was one of those offers that you could not refuse. Not a bad retirement package though. I have the vague feeling that whatever moves in won't be another sports bar offering $4 pints.