I regret to inform the community of Local Dive Afficionados on this board of the passing of these venerable institutions. Frank tried letting his son run the place, but it "didn't work out". He claimed he could make more money renting out his tiny parking lot than he was bringing in with the bar. So, after forty-odd years as a social hub/safety net and occasional public nuisance, Frank's is now vacant. Luna Park is also empty. I visited the Lost Dog Cafe next door (great sandwiches, great beer selection, execrable
house policy of a three-beer limit) and learned that the Lost Dog owners had bought the lease. They wouldn't elaborate on what they planned to do with it, however. Let us hope the next venture is not similarly tainted with their misguided policy of social nannyism.