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What better publicity for New England’s first ice bar than to be constructed in the middle of a heat wave?
The frosty phenomenon that started in Scandinavia and spread to Orlando, Las Vegas, and New York is set to hit Boston in mid-August when a bar constructed almost entirely of ice – walls, bar stools, even cocktail glasses — opens in Faneuil Hall.
Workers from Ontario unloaded a truckload of ice before dawn Thursday and started putting together blocks of ice in a well-insulated former law office above American Eagle Outfitters. By the time construction is finished next week, more than 50 tons of ice will have been used to create what its owners say is the world’s largest permanent ice bar.