Valentine’s Day Massacre: Fraunces Tavern Will Close Saturday

Photo: Tema Stauffer

Fraunces Tavern, the current incarnation of the patriot hangout where George Washington was known to tie on the feedbag (and a perennial cheesy Valentine’s pick), has sent out a memo indicating it will close on Saturday. According to Eater, reps blame “poor business” for the closing — it’s uncertain whether new management will replace the current team, which reopened the Tavern in 2001 after a $2 million makeover. Sad news, but maybe this is the time for a One If by Land–style upgrade?

Historic Fraunces Tavern Restaurant Will Close This Saturday [Eater NY]