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It's no secret that COVID-19 has put businesses' longevity to the test this year, sending bars, restaurants and local businesses like Buffalo Billiards, Threadgill's, The Bazaar and Capitol City Comedy packing. With no end in sight, these businesses have either announced their closure or are asking for help.

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The Bazaar will shut down its East Riverside location after 54 years of business in Austin, the women-owned family shop announced on social media.

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Threadgill's owner Eddie Wilson announced in April that he was selling the restaurant, beer joint and music venue, closing the curtain on one of Austin's most iconic businesses.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the United States, many esteemed local businesses have been forced to shut their doors permanently. Austin is no exception, and over the last six months, some of the city's most beloved local establishments have had to say goodbye. This non-comprehensive list includes some of Austin's most iconic businesses that have closed for good due to COVID-19. May they live in the hearts and minds of Austinites forever.

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After 21 years in downtown, Buffalo Billiards will join the growing list of memorable Austin businesses to close due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Longtime Austin bar MugShots—known for its iconic photo booth and photos lining the walls—has closed its doors after 18 years of operation. Like other Austin businesses, it fell victim to the pandemic.

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Austin's Cap City Comedy Club would run an annual "Funniest Person in Austin" contest. The winner would get their photo on the Hall of Fame.

After 35 years of laughs, Austin's Cap City Comedy Club is reportedly closing its doors permanently.

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Austin video store I Luv Video is closing after 36 years.

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Austin loses another signature part of its culture with the closing of I Luv Video, the famously off-beat paradise for movie buffs, whose owner announced on social media late Tuesday that "circumstances have forced me to close permanently" after nearly four decades in business.

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After a few weeks of steady decline, the number of new coronavirus cases in Travis County is hitting a troublesome plateau, Austin-Travis County Interim Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott said Tuesday.

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