Duplex Duo Reopening Historic Stonewall Bar

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Get ready to rip out a parking meter or two.

Workers renovating the historic Stonewall tavern at 53 Christopher Street–site of the famous 1969 bottle-tossing, meter-uprooting riot that birthed the gay-rights movement–have confirmed that the hallowed venue is scheduled to reopen in February.

Its rehab comes at the behest of the bar’s new management, which includes Bill Morgan and Tony DeCicco of the neighboring Duplex piano bar.

“It’s gonna be gorgeous,” pledged one worker inside the dusty reconstruction site on Jan. 2.

Neither Mr. DeCicco nor Mr. Morgan, who earlier criticized the venue’s prior vibe, would comment for The Observer.

- Chris Shott