By Devin Gannon, Thu, February 16, 2023
Photo by Ajay Suresh via Wikimedia Commons
After closing its doors last year, the iconic Loeb Boathouse in Central Park will reopen this summer with a new operator. Mayor Eric Adams and the city’s Parks Department on Thursday announced Legends Hospitality, the group that operates at Yankee Stadium and One World Observatory, has been selected to manage the Boathouse as part of a 10-year lease. If the contract is approved by the city’s Franchise and Concession Review Committee next month, the venue could be open to the public as early as June.
By Aaron Ginsburg, Thu, July 21, 2022
Image courtesy of ajay_suresh on Flickr
Loeb Boathouse, Central Park’s iconic lakeside restaurant which has operated for nearly 70 years, will be closing permanently on October 16. According to a notice filed with the New York State Department of Labor (DOL) by the venue’s owner, the establishment will be closing its doors and laying off all of its 163 employees due to what owner Dean Poll calls, “rising labor and costs of goods.”
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By Michelle Cohen, Fri, April 27, 2018
Image: Andrew Batram via Flickr
The Central Park Boathouse restaurant has been spruced up with $2.9 million in renovations and upgrades and is perfect-date-ready just in time for outdoor weather. The New York Post reports that the familiar structure near the park’s Fifth Avenue entrance at East 72nd Street has gotten much needed capital improvements like more seats (185 instead of 160) a new flood-proof tile floor and insulated glass that keeps the lakefront chill out along with a contemporary new look, new colors and lighting and better sightlines of the Central Park West skyline and rowboats gliding by. Even better, there’s more room for customers at the new ADA-compliant bar.
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