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Scolari's Office, the North Park bar on 30th Street that has hosted local and touring bands for five years, won't be offering music for at least a little while.

"The entertainment license ran out," says a bartender who declined to be identified. The last set of free, live music was September 16.

"There are no other bars that are as easygoing as Scolari's," says Long Live Logos singer Danny Castro. "You just go in and set up and play. And they pay you at the end of the night. They are actually pretty generous."

The bar was to be sold by owner George Scolari by June, but undisclosed complications stalled the sale. The bartender believed the music would resume under new ownership. An investigator with the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says a transfer date has not been set. A clerk with the SDPD vice department says details about the entertainment license are not public.

Some regulars wonder if Scolari's will be embraced by new residents of the half-million-dollar condos across the street.

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