NPR’s All Things Considered had a story about the demise of border cantinas.
Sadly, it also talked about Nuevo Laredo’s Cadillac Bar.
For one bar, it’s already too late.
A sign taped to the door of the famed Cadillac Bar, which opened in Nuevo Laredo in 1926, says it is “temporarily closed” as of Aug. 1. Nuevo Laredo — across from Laredo, Texas — has experienced a new spasm of violence between the Zetas gang and the Gulf cartel. A few months ago, someone tossed a hand grenade into the U.S. consulate.A parking lot attendant on the corner says he’ll be surprised if the Cadillac reopens.”There’s no future now,” he says.
The whole segment is below (or in the link above):
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