Boxers on W 4th to close
While not the utmost in chowish destinations, I was sad to learn this weekend that Boxers will be closing at the end of December. I appreciated their free hardboiled eggs at the bar, the Strongbow on tap, and the friendly service. Apparently some ghastly iteration of the Jekyll & Hyde chain will be taking over the place.
That's sad to hear, eons ago I used to go there after classes at NYU all the time. It's too bad a lot of the long time establishments are closing and making the way for chain places. Yuck!
Boxers itself was copied rather obviously from Clyde's of Georgetown - so it was never an original in my book - however, if it becomes a cheesecake factory or chipotle or any other such nonsense,that will be worse.