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Scarlett O’Hara’s in St. Augustine closes after losing lease

Jacksonville Daily Record

In the wake of the July Fourth holiday, customers of Scarlett O’Hara’s and the neighboring bar, Dos Gatos, learned that the St. Augustine establishments permanently closed Tuesday.

Word spread quickly on social media including Facebook. Many posted the letter where owners cited rising costs, the lingering effects of the pandemic and a change in clientele preferences as reasons for closing.

Co-owner Jason Albertelli of ServStar, a Jacksonville-based bar management group, said the group could not come to new lease terms with property owner John Arbizzani of 46 Avenida Mendez Inc. Both Scarlett O’Hara’s and Dos Gatos are on the same lease and liquor license.

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