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

Quigley’s to close

Quigley's owner Jim Frey, pictured in 2006.

By Sabina Mollot

First Avenue bar and grill Quigley’s will be closing after seven years in business, owner Jim Frey of Stuyvesant Town said this week.

“We had a very good run,” said Frey, who 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. Continue reading