"Hamilton" creator celebrates after landmark pub is savedJanuary 13, 2018 4:21pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A famed New York City pub that has been a part of the Washington Heights neighborhood landscape for decades is not closing after all.

After word got out earlier this week that Coogan's would be closing because of a rent increase, supporters including "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda rallied to save the local landmark. The New York Times reports more than 15,000 people signed a petition.

On Friday, Miranda was among those celebrating at Coogan's after the owners settled on a new lease with the property owners. Miranda said he's been visiting the restaurant since he was a boy. Lease terms were not disclosed.

Miranda even sang "Happy Birthday" to a diner.

Coogan's opened in 1985. Other famous patrons include former Vice President Al Gore, Hillary Clinton and singer Alicia Keys.


Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com

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