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.

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.

Ripperger said the coronavirus pandemic and problems with the Marketplace’s landlord were factors in the decision to close.


Comments (3)
  1. It is sad that a business with a long history in a location should close because a landlord cannot understand the difficulties of operating under conditions like this. What landlords and banks need to realize is that this is an event not of anyone making. It could not be prepared for. Flexibility is a must. I cannot believe a landlord would want a space such a CHEERS vacant for an unforeseeable future.

  2. Floyd Martin says:

    How does Caitlin O’Kane get to be so stupid? It is 2 Century’s not 2 Decades!!!

  3. Z. says:

    Not the same bar Floyd, the one closing is the 20 year replica in Faneuil Hall, not the original Bull & Finch pub on Beacon Hill. You might want to get things straight before you try to insult people.

Leave a Reply to Floyd Martin Cancel reply