Inwood Latino-Owned Bar Shutters After 46 Years | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo

Johnny Caro, 67, said he's shutting down Mi Nido Taverna on 148 Nagle Ave., after 46 years in business. (Photo: Carolina Pichardo | DNAinfo)

Johnny Caro, 67, said he’s shutting down Mi Nido Taverna on 148 Nagle Ave., after 46 years in business. (Photo: Carolina Pichardo | DNAinfo)

INWOOD — Mi Nido Taverna is flooded with old signs and community fliers with brown, folded edges and a faint cigarette smell that owner, Johnny Caro, 67, said remains in the air from before smoking inside bars became illegal.

But after 46 years, the 148 Nagle Ave. bar, one of the first Latino-owned bars to open in Inwood, will write the final chapter of its history when it permanently closes its doors at the end of the month.

The bar had already stopped serving drinks July 24, but Caro has kept his doors open while cleaning up the space to say goodbye to people. He said a few have stopped by to give him cards and letters.

“We were the pioneers here. We were the first Spanish bars up here,” Caro said, adding that his father also owned a bar on Nagle Avenue. “There was nothing on Dyckman before us.”

Read more: Inwood Latino-Owned Bar Shutters After 46 Years | DNAinfo

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