Club Cafe


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  • Owners: Frank Ribaudo is the owner on the business and liquor license.
    The Club Café Corporation has shareholders – Frank Ribaudo (51% shares), James Morgrage (24% shares), Paul Spyrka (17% shares). 8% of the rest of the shares are held by their architect, lawyer, and a few local patrons.
  • Full address: 209 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA 02116
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  • Opened: October 1983
  • Type of food/restaurant: American
  • Service hours: Mon-Wed: 4:00pm – 1:00am Thurs-Sat: 11:00am – 2:00pm Sun: 11:00am – 1:00am
  • Restaurant size: 7,000 sq. ft.
  • Front of house size: 4,500 sq. ft.
  • Back of house size: 2,500 sq. ft.
  • No. of seats: 100
  • No. of employees: 12-14 full time, 35 part time
  • Liquor license 


  • Club Café was a pioneer in the GLBT community in Boston. Now, the food and service at the once top-rated restaurant has fallen off dramatically and is in danger of going under.   Boston could lose this iconic establishment.
  • Frank wants to retire soon and hand the reigns to Jim. It is in question on whether or not Jim is ready to handle the responsibility. Frank is stuck at the restaurant and financially, the restaurant is not profiting. Frank’s retirement and Jim’s future hinge on the success of Club Café.