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Longtime bar in downtown Louisville closing after 57 years on Broadway

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A bar that's been a downtown Louisville fixture and a hit with Derby-goers and celebrities for decades is closing its doors.

Workers were busy Wednesday taking pictures off the walls and moving things out at Freddie's 220 on Broadway. Owner Freddie Scarlott, says the bar has been there for 57 years. 

The bar is closing because of a dispute with the landlord. 

Scarlott says it's a sad moment, but the 97-year-old notes that the bar has seen lots of great memories.

"I've had some celebrities in here at Derby time," Scarlott said. "Jerry Lewis has been in here."

Scarlott says Lady Gaga also stopped by when she was in town. He said he hopes to reopen in a new location soon, possibly in less than two weeks.

He said he's looking at three possible sites.

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