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Bye Bye Fritz

Friday Oct 18, 2013

Fritz, the landmark South End bar, is to close at the end of the year.

Word has been circulating for weeks that the popular gay sports bar is to close. The rumors led the club management to post of the bar's Facebook page the following message:

""Starting the first week of January, Fritz will be closing for just a few short months for a much needed full renovation (well, let's face it kids, it has been 30 years) and we will be reopening again in the early Spring. New, bigger and better than before."

But according to the website, it will likely re-open as a different kind of establishment - more a restaurant/bar that would not be unlike a half-dozen-like dining spots in the neighborhood.

"Earlier this month Fritz confirmed on Facebook that they are closing at the end of this year," BosGuy wrote on his website. "The owner of the Chandler Inn is remodeling the space to turn it into a restaurant and bar and make it more welcoming to the entire neighborhood (cue the bugle to play taps as yet another gay bar bites the dust)."

Fritz is located at 26 Chandler Street, Boston, MA, 02116. Its website is at


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