Christina’s Fireside Grille to Close Saturday
Foxborough’s function hall on Washington Street (Route 1) is closing its doors Saturday, June 30 because the owners reportedly owe more than $500,000 in rent, according to a story on Fox 25.
Christina’s Fireside Grille, located at 2 Washington St., is reportedly closing its doors Saturday, June 30 because the function hall’s owners reportedly owe the property’s landlord $550,000, according to a story on Fox 25.
The property’s landlord, Nicholas Panagopoulos, told Fox 25’s Heather Hegedus Tuesday that the owners of Christina’s, Marjorie Clapprood and her husband, Chris Spinazzola, have not paid rent in two years and owe an additional $120,000 in taxes and utility bills, according to Fox 25.
To read Fox 25’s article on Christina’s closing, click here.
According to a report in the Boston Herald Tuesday, the function hall's abrupt closing will leave about 80 full-time and part-time employees out of work and weddings and other events scrambling to find a new venue.
To read the Boston Herald's article on Christina's closing, click here.
Christina's has served the greater Foxborough area as a premiere venue for private functions, including proms, weddings and dinner functions, under the ownership of Clapprood and Spinazzola for 12 years. The function hall can accommodate up to 1,600 guests for an event and has won several local and regional awards for outstanding service.
According to its website, members of Christina’s team are affiliated with the following organizations:
- National Association of Catering Executives
- International Special Events Society
- Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce
- Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Massachusetts Restaurant Association
- Board of Trustees of Newbury College