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Sing goodbye to The Tavernacle: It’s closing time for Salt Lake City’s iconic piano bar

The Tavernacle Social Club, a dueling piano bar that opened just before the 2002 Winter Olympics, is closing for good on July 31.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Troy Baldwin, co-owner of The Tavernacle Social Club, May 9, 2019.

It’s closing time for Salt Lake City’s Tavernacle Social Club.

July 31 is the last day of business for the popular dueling piano bar — which opened two weeks before the start of the 2002 Winter Olympics.

The owners are having a farewell party that night that will feature one last piano show and an auction of memorabilia — including the famous gong and framed photos of Tony Danza. Tickets are $100 at Eventbrite.

Located on the corner of 200 East and 300 South, The Tavernacle is being shuttered to make way for 31-story apartment building.

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