Ithaca Blog

Monday, December 06, 2010

Benchwarmers Restaurant Closed

We were scheming a semi-promptu meeting with some friends who, like us, are big fans of the New York Jets football team, which meets its arch-rival NFL club, the New England Patriots, in a large, nationally-televised contest tonight.

Benchwarmers Restaurant on the Commons is generally an excellent venue for such a meeting: a sports joint with lots of TV's, a sports-and-TV-appropriate menu, and swell crowds when big games are going.

But we walked past yesterday, and saw sheets of brown paper covering the windows, and a small sign that said, "Closed For Rennovations."

Well, maybe, if "rennovations" is a synonym for "evver." That was our immediate wise-guy thought.

Our second thought, or maybe first feeling, was sympathy for a good business that we guess hit hard times.

We're sorry to see them go and will miss them. So will downtown in general and the Commons in particular.

Good luck and best wishes to the Benchwarmers crew.

Steve Burke
for Ithaca NY Blog

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