Despite new owners and a new name, a bar on Madisons West Side couldnt shake its old troubles.
After Old Town Pub located at 724 South Gammon Road closed several months ago, new owners then re-opened the tavern as the New Town Pub.
But after several incidents in which police officers had to be called, the owners said that they have decided to shut the bar down once and for all.
Alder Lisa Subeck said the city worked with the owners to solve the problems, but ultimately, it was decided that closing was the best option.
"Certainly, the city played a role in this bar closing. The landlords played a role in the bar closing and the owners themselves played a role," said Subeck. "Things were escalating at a really quick pace. We saw a number of incidents within a short period of time."
The owners said that that they were able to give their lease to a new business -- a breakfast restaurant -- which will move into the space soon.