In a status on their Facebook Page, the bar stated:
Dear Friends of The Chicken Bone:
Summertime has always been a very slow time of year for us here at The Chicken Bone. Many people are away on vacation and/or enjoying outdoor activities. This, combined with the changes in the economy and the rise in cost of living expenses, means we all have less money to spend on eating out and entertainment.
Up until last summer, The Chicken Bone had always been open 7 days a week. Last summer, in an effort to minimize the impact of the slow season, we reduced our operating hours and decided to be closed on Mondays. We have made the difficult decision to suspend our operations for the entire summer this year, with a re-opening scheduled for right after Labor Day.
We want to thank all of our staff and all of our customers for your friendship and support over the years. We know that The Chicken Bone would not be the special place that it is without all of you. We hope that you enjoy the summer and come back to see us in the fall for the great food and live music that The Chicken Bone is known for.
We will close beginning Tuesday June 17th and re-open after Labor Day. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you again in the fall.
Bill & John
You would think that in a place like Massachusetts that business would be better in the summer than in the winter, but who knows. Whether they follow through on their word of re-opening on Labor Day remains to be seen, so this will be one to watch. For now, this bar will not be marked as closed on the Bar Rescue Update list, but if anything changes, there will be another update.
UPDATE - The Chicken Bone never reopened and closed for good. More information on the closing.