Boston Restaurant Affected By Marathon Bombing To Close
BOSTON (AP) - A restaurant that was heavily damaged in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings but later reopened is closing its doors on March 1.
The Forum's owner announced Tuesday its rent was being tripled, making it ``financially impossible'' to operate at the Back Bay location on Boylston Street.
The second of two pressure cooker bombs that went off at the marathon's finish line exploded outside the Forum. Three people were killed and more than 260 injured in the attacks. The Forum was closed for four months.
Euz Azevado, president of Boston Nightlife Ventures, said employees will be offered jobs at the company's other restaurants. The Forum name will be retired.
He thanked staff and patrons for their support, saying, ``We cried together, we smiled together - none of those times will be forgotten.''