Update: Fritz in Boston's South End to Close; The Trophy Room to Take Its Place
[Ed note: This article was updated on January 10, 2014 to reflect new information given, including a name for the new spot.]
A gay bar in the South End of Boston is going to be closing its doors, and it looks like a new dining and drinking spot will be replacing it.
According to an article from the BosGuy site, Fritz on Chandler Street will be shutting down at the end of the year, with the owner of the Chandler Inn (in which the bar is housed) turning the space into what appears to be a restaurant and bar that will "make it more welcoming to the entire neighborhood." A Facebook post from Fritz is not really clear about whether this is more of a renovation of Fritz or a complete changeover to a brand new spot, as it says that "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."
[January 10, 2014 update: Bay Windows is reporting that Fritz will close for renovations either this Sunday or Monday (the article says "Sunday January 13"--Sunday is actually January 12), and that it will reopen in the spring as The Trophy Room, a modern American pub that will continue to be a place that is welcoming to the gay community in the neighborhood. (Thanks to @HeyRatty for bringing this update to our attention.)]
The address for Fritz is 26 Chandler Street, Boston, MA, 02116. Its website is at http://www.fritzboston.com/