Quigley’s may stay open

Last week, the Town & Village Blog reported how First Avenue bar and grill Quigley’s would be closing after seven years in business.

At that time, owner Jim Frey said a rent hike was the biggest reason for his and his partner’s decision, although a decline in business since the recession began was also a factor.

However, on Wednesday, Frey said his partner was still trying to find a way to keep the place open. Frey himself though said he won’t be a part of it. “Economically, it doesn’t make any sense to me though it might make sense to him,” he said.

Frey said he wasn’t sure yet if he’d open a new place.

Sabina Mollot