The face of Binghamton's State Street bar zone is about to change again with the impending shutdown of JT's Tavern.

After a quarter-century on the first-floor of the building at 98 State Street, JT's Tavern will close for good on Saturday night.

The news was posted on the bar's Facebook page in a statement which indicated the landlord would not renew the lease for the business "which is forcing us to close at this location."

The Chenango Bridge man who owns the establishment, Jamie Tuttle, was busy cleaning the tavern Tuesday afternoon.

Tuttle declined to comment on the situation, saying only that he wished the closing had not become a news story.

Tuttle would not discuss his plans or indicate whether he would attempt to find a new spot for JT's Tavern.

The owners of the five-story building could not be reached for information on what may happen next at the property, which is located just south of Court Street.

The parcel is adjacent to the site of a five-story commercial and residential structure that developer Mark Yonaty intends to build.

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: bob@wnbf.com

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