“Cheers has had a wonderful 20 years in the iconic Faneuil Hall Marketplace, one of America’s most cherished historic landmarks,” said founder Tom Kershaw in a press release. “I have faced, and pulled through, many kinds of downturns and upticks in the economy within the last 20 years.”
The flagship bar and restaurant opened in 1969 as the Bull & Finch Pub and became the inspiration for the setting of the hit television series “Cheers.” That location, in Beacon Hill, will remain open.
While the TV show — which ran from 1982-1993 — has been off the air for decades and is unknown to most young Bostonians, its legacy lives on. The show won 28 Emmys, and launched the careers of stars such as Ted Danson, Woody Harrelson and Kirstie Alley.
The Faneuil Hall location's bar is a replica of the one that appeared on the set of the TV show; there's also a café, patio and lower bar.
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