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Larry’s: ‘Center of the universe’ closing

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The Dispatch wrote Larry’s: ‘Center of the universe’ closing

Saturday, December 27, 2008

BY KEVIN JOY

Larry’s is the stuff of legend, a weathered bohemian watering hole where Bob Dylan supposedly once spent the night in an upstairs apartment, a bowling alley used to draw patrons to the basement, and finger-snapping poetry nights attracted Monday crowds for a quarter-century.

“It used to be the center of the universe,” said Mike Hummel, a Columbus rock musician who has frequented the Ohio State University-area bar since the 1970s and was once known as “the mayor of Larry’s.”

No longer.

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