Cheers Bar In Boston Celebrates 55 Years In Business On Monday

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 BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Cheers Bar and Hampshire House will celebrate 55 years of business on Monday, June 10. Current and former employees of the establishment will gather at the bar to celebrate owner Thomas A. Kershaw, who opened the bar on June 10, 1969, at age 30.  

The bar has seen success and popularity over all these years especially because of the popularity of the iconic Cheers TV series, which was massively popular throughout the 80’s and 90’s. WBZ NewsRadio spoke with Kershaw about how the show has helped his business.  

“That’s why the young people are familiar with Cheers, and they come here! People that weren’t even born when the show was on the air,”! he said.  

Kershaw also said that the crowd at the bar has changed over the years, but the business is always welcome.  

“When you become one of those favorite tourist attractions in a city like Boston, which has lots [of places to see], you know you’ve done something right,” he added.   

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Kershaw has expanded the Hampshire House over the years with additional properties 75 on Chestnut and 75 on Liberty Wharf.  

In addition to Kershaw’s impressive real estate portfolio, he has also supported the non-profit organization Cheers for Children, which has donated over $2 million to children’s charities since its inception in 1980.  

WBZ NewsRadio's Chaiel Schaffel (@CSchaffelWBZ) reports 

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