Arthur's Tavern, a legendary jazz and blues club in the West Village that's been around since 1937, is not long for this world, it seems. VanishingNY was just alerted to this listing for 57 Grove Street, the building that Arthur's occupies the ground floor of—it reads:

"Newly available mixed use building in the heart of the West Village, located on the north side of Grove Street off the high-end retail district of Bleecker Street. This three unit building currently consists of two, one bedroom floor-through apartments on the second and third floors as well as ground floor commercial with complete basement access. This 19.83' wide building will be delivered 100% vacant and is an ideal property for an individual seeking a great rent roll, an ultra private live-work space, or a renovation project."

But hey, anyone with $6,250,000 considering this purchase, isn't a goddamn legendary jazz club more interesting than a vacant commercial space? The no-cover club has history spanning 60 years, and used to regularly host Charlie Parker and Roy Hargrove. Think of the bragging rights.

We've reached out to the club for confirmation on closing and to find out if they'll reopen elsewhere, and will update when we hear back. As Vanishing points out, Arthur's "was owned for decades by the Maisano family, and then sold—along with its building—to Danny Bensusan. The Bensusan Restaurant Corporation runs several clubs, including the Blue Note and B.B. King's." So maybe they'll keep this thing going, somehow.

UPDATE:They are NOT CLOSING. Like, ever.