BOSTON (CBS) — After two decades in business, Cheers at Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace is closing for good at the end of the month. CEO Markus Ripperger confirmed the news to WBZ-TV Tuesday.
BREAKING: After 20 years in business, Cheers at Faneuil Hall will be closing for good at the end of the month.READ MORE: Acadia National Park In Maine On Track For A Record Year
President & CEO, Chef Markus Ripperger, tells #WBZ the COVID-19 pandemic and a lack of assistance from the marketplace's landlord played into the decision.
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The Faneuil Hall bar and restaurant is a replica of the bar setting on the “Cheers” TV show. The Bull & Finch Pub on Beacon Street inspired the iconic series and is now known as Cheers Beacon Hill, which will remain open.
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