Scratch one more of the few affordable old bars left in Times Square.
The Rum House, long embedded inside the Edison Hotel, on W. 47th Street, will close by the end of the years. They lost their lease.
On the bar's Facebook page, bartender Thai said: "I have to regretfully announce that this will be the Last Year for the Rum House.. As of Right Now (some know this could change) The Hotel Edision will be Closing our bar down. Right Now Dec 31, 2010 will be our last day. Jan 1, 2011 the doors will not be opening."
According to a tipster, who says they might actually close in two months, "If you do go inside they've started taking down photos (or people started grabbing them)."
The nautical-themed place is perhaps best known as the home of Karen Brown, a chanteuse who performs most nights on the organ that anchors the east side of the room. She's not exactly magic, but she's beloved. Brown played her last evening on May 22.