Monday, August 01, 2016

The Charlie Horse in West Bridgewater Has Closed

An iconic sports bar and entertainment spot south of Boston has shut down.

According to a couple of sources, The Charlie Horse in West Bridgewater closed for good after business hours last night, with The Enterprise stating that declining business and having a space that was simply too large were the reasons for the closure. The article indicates that the other location of The Charlie Horse in Kingston remains open, and that workers at the West Bridgewater spot will be given a chance to continue on at that outlet along with other places owned by the people behind it, including the Abington Ale House in Abington, The Tirrell Room function space in Quincy, and Jones River Trading Co. caterers in Kingston.

The West Bridgewater location of The Charlie Horse first opened approximately 25 years ago.

The address for the now-closed Charlie Horse in West Bridgewater was 674 West Center Street, West Bridgewater, MA, 02379.

[August 3 update: A new article from The Enterprise confirms that The Charlie Horse closed because the cost of running the dining and drinking spot in such a large space was no longer economically feasible, with one of the owners saying that "We just couldn't afford to stay there."]

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