Gabe’s is a billiard club in Boston that is closing after three years.
Owner Bill Murray has a passion for billiarding, and he says he didn’t know his store would be closing.
“We had been a staple in the community, I mean I had a passion about it for a long time, and it just wasn’t really in the cards,” Murray said.
He says he had a hard time attracting customers.
“It’s been hard for us to find customers to stay open, it’s been difficult,” Murray explained.
“I mean it’s tough to find people that can afford to go out and buy a table for a billiard tournament and come play it.”
Murray said he’s hoping to open a new billiard hall next year, but for now, he is shutting down the business.
Murray said Gabe’s was a good place for the past three years, but not as good as it could have been.
“The people that were coming in are going to be disappointed, and they’re going to leave, but it’s not going to happen because of the people that we have,” Murray added.
“This is going to take a lot of hard work and a lot more time to build this out, and that’s what it’s going to do.”
Gabe’s billiacoment, which was in the process of being converted into a boutique, was a hit at the time of its closure.
Murray says he is not worried about the impact the closing of Gabe’s has on his business.
“You know, I think the more the merrier, but at the same time we just have to make sure that we’re still doing our business,” Murray admitted.
“Hopefully we’ll be open in a year or two.
Hopefully I’ll have Gabe’s here by then, but we’ve got to make it work for us.”
The owners of Gabe is working to get the bar back on the road, but says it’s just a matter of time.
“There’s a lot that we can do, and we’ve been through a lot, and there’s a good amount of things that we need to do,” Murray told ABC News.
“But you know, there’s so many people out there that have been in our community for many, many years, and their families that they want to come and see something new and fresh and they want a good time.
You know, Gabe’s, it was a place that we loved, and I love that place, and now it’s over.”