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Manuel's Tavern closing: The whole story

It's an Atlanta institution, and the temporary closing of Manuel's Tavern has inspired nostalgia, fear and, very likely, a drink or three.

Located at the corner of North and North Highland, the building has been sold to Green Street Properties. Shortly after Christmas Manuel’s will close for several months, during which time it will be disassembled, renovated from top to bottom, and put back together, albeit in a slightly smaller footprint. The 9,600-square-foot bar will lose about 2,000 square feet along North Avenue, which will be converted into a separate unit to be leased by another business.

We've been taking a look at the 60-year-old bar and its impact from many angles. Check out our complete coverage here.

» Read about efforts to preserve the artwork and ephemera that line the walls of the bar.

» Learn about the history of Manuel's Tavern and its reputation as a gathering place for both politicians and journalists.

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» See photos of the bar and owner Manuel Maloof, going back to 1978.

» Take a look at the food of Manuel's Tavern, and find out why that burger is know as a McCloskey.

» And what will happen to the bar's regulars? Where will they go during the hiatus of early 2016?

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