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Boston Blackie's Files for Bankruptcy

By Rob Christopher in Food on Dec 2, 2009 6:40PM

bblogo.2008.jpg The Trib is reporting that the local burger bar chain has filed for Chapter 11, which allows the company to keep operating while it reorganizes its business. We've always had a soft spot for the River East outpost and its cramped old school atmosphere. Damn good chili and, of course, hamburgers, especially when paired with a mug of the house beer. The kind of place where newspaper reporters like Ben Hecht might have occupied a barstool in days gone past. But, much as the biz of dead tree rags is ailing, so are restaurants. Here's hoping Blackie's manages to hang on.