Thursday, October 06, 2016

Frost Ice Loft in Boston Is Closed; Exact Status Unknown

The first "ice bar" in New England is shuttered, and it is not known what might be happening with the place.

According to a poster on Twitter, Frost Ice Loft in downtown Boston "has supposedly closed permanently," with the poster apparently having confirmation of this from "multiple sources." A phone call placed to the Faneuil Hall spot goes to a voicemail that says it is closed for renovations and repairs starting September 26, while a check on its website indicates that it is down and could not be found.

Frost Ice Loft first started out as Frost Ice Bar in August of 2013, changing over to Frost Ice Loft a couple of years later because it said that it was "time to lose the stigma of just being a 'bar' & building a new warm event space." The place is constructed and furnished entirely of ice with an indoor temperature of around 20 degrees.

The address for Frost Ice Loft is 200 State Street (Faneuil Hall Marketplace), Boston, MA, 02109.

Thanks to @universalhub for initially bringing this to our attention (via a retweet).

[October 10 update: Things are looking a bit more grim for Frost Ice Loft, as its Facebook page has been taken down as well as its website, and we are now being told by a source that this is a "permanent" closure, though it is not known if the spot could reopen in a new space or possibly be taken over by a new owner.]

[Earlier Article]
Frost Ice Bar in Boston Rebranding, Becoming Frost Ice Loft

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