Boston's 'No Name Restaurant' Closes After More Than 100 Years

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — After over a century in business, the No Name Restaurant on Boston's Fish Pier is closed.

The baby blue signs are still up, and there's a chalkboard visible through glass doors announcing specials and advertising gift certificates, but the historic restaurant announced Monday night that they were closing after over 100 years of business.

"We want to thank our generations of customers for all the years of loyal patronage, and for helping make the No Name a landmark location," the "No Name Family" wrote on the restaurant's Facebook page. "It has been an honor to be part of your celebrations and your everyday lives for so many years."

The Associated Press reports that the restaurant was facing financial difficulties and filed for bankruptcy Monday.

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Boston Said Goodbye To Legendary Restaurants In 2019

The restaurant's website said Nick Contos, who opened the restaurant in 1917 to feed fishermen, "didn't name the place, and that name stuck." The Contos family ran it since.

Bill Mantville owns Leading Seafoods on Fish Pier, and supplied No Name. He told WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal he saw the closing as a sign of the times, and that it's hard to be the blue-collar standby amid the glitz of the Seaport.

"Whenever you see companies down here go out, you're not going to replace them," he said. "This business is one of the things that, we're it. When we're gone, we don't know if it's going to be around anymore."

WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports

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