Employees at the -- better known as the old James Joyce -- said last week the bar .
The owners pulled the plug early.
Residents say the place shut down several days ago. All the marquee lettering has been removed except for one sign that simply says "Closed."
The bar on East College Avenue was long the favorite watering hole in Avondale Estates, but management reportedly suffered financial setbacks.
The name changed several times since last fall. When the James Joyce name was dropped, .
This time, the end came without ceremony.
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