Hot off the heels of news that REBAR is opening this month in the old home of G comes word that the owners of Boxers have applied to open a tri-level bar/restaurant to be called 19th and 9th at 148 Ninth Ave. in Chelsea. (Perhaps a nod to the famed retaurant 18th and 8th from Chelsea's heyday.) Not sure if the Chelsea boys of a certain age are tiring of traveling all the way to Julius', or if Gym Bar's ongoing success has been an inspiration. But I'm happy to hear people are trying to make the ole gayborhood a little gay again!
Well it's official: Boxers is coming to 9th ave! Ironic that the people who want peace and no Riff Raff (the gays) are the very people that forced them out of the gay hood in the first place! Fancy quiet and nice place for your kids? Then don't live in the city. Move to the suburbs.