Moseley's On The Charles Closes After 117 Years

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DEDHAM (WBZNewsRadio) - After 117 years in business, the self-proclaimed oldest continuous-running ballroom in the country is taking it's last dance.

Moseley's on the Charles Ballroom & Banquet Facility is closing it's doors for the last time at the end of the month.

Owner Eddie DeVincenzo said he's heard it all during his 46 years at Moseley's.

"During World War II, someone said they saw written on some wall somewhere in Europe saying 'See you at Moseley's.' Unfortunately very soon you won't be able to see anyone at Moseley's anymore." DeVincenzo said.

DeVincenzo said the decision to close doesn't come easy and calls the ballroom his other home.

"It's hard finding people to work, work steady, people to work weekends, no one wants to stay until 3 or 4 in the morning. I've always had developers wanting to buy the property, never wanted to go that route but now is the time to do it." He told WBZ's Chris Fama.

Over the years the venue has seen a number of greats, including musicians Guy Lombardo, Harry James, Les Brown, and Buddy Rich; rock 'n' rollers such as The Platters, The Marvelettes and The Grass Roots; as well as comedians Pat Cooper, Lenny Clark and Steve Sweeney.

WBZ's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports

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