By Carol Tannenhauser
The Boathouse restaurant in Central Park is reopening on Monday, March 29th, for lunch, brunch and private events, according to an Instagram announcement on Sunday. This comes as a welcome surprise, as union representatives had said last March that the iconic site was shuttering for good, as a result of “unforeseeable business circumstances prompted by COVID-19,” THE CITY first reported. At the time, 163 employees were furloughed, then officially laid off in October.
Are they planning to reopen the rowboat rentals, too?
“Yes we are!” the Boathouse replied. “The boats are weather dependent. Hopefully, the lake will remain thawed.”
Are they planning to rehire their workers?
We’ll let you know.
A fixture since the 1860s, the Boathouse was refurbished in the 1950s, then again in 2018. It is a well-known wedding venue and has shown up in many movies, including When Harry Met Sally.
You can make reservations for the Boathouse here.