(The Whig's Facebook page)

Columbia’s downtown dive bar, The Whig, is officially set to close its doors Saturday, after 17 years of serving the area. 

The first announcement of the closing was made via social media Aug. 11 and stated that the building transferred ownership in recent months and the new owners began a massive construction project to rehab the space. A new speakeasy will occupy the space after renovations.

An updated announcement was posted Monday letting customers know there are five days left before the bar shuts down for good.

The Whig’s bar will operate on normal hours Wednesday through Saturday. They have started cleaning the kitchen out and food will not be served.

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