BOSTON (CBS) — The Top Of The Hub and Skywalk Observatory, offering unparalleled views of Boston from the Prudential Tower, are set to close. Both the restaurant and observatory will be shutting down on April 18 after 54 years.

A spokesman for Select Restaurants, which operates the restaurant and observatory, said Wednesday that the Prudential Tower owners opted not to provide a new lease.

The Top Of The Hub restaurant. (WBZ-TV)

The restaurant on the 52nd floor of the tower featurs a 145-seat white tablecloth restaurant and a 190-seat lounge.

More than 200 employees will lose their jobs when the venues close, according to Select Restaurants.

Boston Properties, which owns the Prudential Center, confirmed that the restaurant and observatory will be closing once the lease expires.

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“Boston Properties is planning an exciting new design for an observatory at Prudential Center that will provide a world-class visitor experience for visitors to Boston,” Executive Vice President Bryan Koop said in a statement.

Comments (7)
  1. Elder Linda J. Jones-Nadeem says:

    Its like a piece of Boston is about to be lost. I guess us original old Bostonians like to hold on to the past. It breaks my heart but I am certain to go and eat there at least once a month until they close. I love all of the workers it’s so sad 😭 that they will be unemployed. They are all so special and top at they profession. I pray they will find better jobs.

  2. Kevin reddington says:

    Booooooo!!!!! An icon!!! And what about those devoted employees out of a job smh.

  3. Bert Lee says:

    This sucks … once again corporate greed destroying a landmark, and a valuable and viable business…. baaaadddd idea.

  4. Jeff Dearman says:

    THANKS T A X A C H S E T T S

  5. Stan Barker says:

    Not sure, but I’m guessing that they will find another high-faloot’n restuarant that will go in, spiff the place up and charge Rainbow Room prices for their food. There will a hole lotta faloot’n going on.

  6. JUSTIN GRANT says:

    “I STILL HOPE THAT IT WILL BE A LAND MARK IN THE BOSTON SKYLINE”
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  7. Kathy says:

    Andleman said, …’butnobody’s talking about their meals…’.SO how about, Maryland Crab Chowder, Veal Oscar, Salmon EnCroute, Hearts of Palm Salad, and on and on…truly will be missed.

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