If sucking down a draft beer like Norm Peterson at the “Cheers” bar in Boston is on your bucket list you need to get there soon because the tragic news out of Beantown this week is that the replica bar fashioned after the sitcom will be closing on August 30.
Citing a landlord who refuses to forgive rent that wasn’t paid during the coronavirus shutdown, the owner says he’ll close the famous Faneuil Hall bar modeled after the TV show and opened in 2001 with George Wendt crushing beers with the staff.
According to the Boston Globe, the original Cheers on Beacon Street shown during the show’s opening will remain in operation. It’s the replica show bar that will not survive.
“We met multiple times with the landlord,” an ownership group representative told the Globe. “There was absolutely no assistance coming. … If I’m not open for three months, there’s no way I can make that up, especially not as this pandemic has taken a little longer than anyone thought.”