Boombox Buns in Over-the-Rhine to Permanently Close

The shop is set to close this Saturday, Feb. 19.

click to enlarge Boombox Buns' exterior on Republic Street - Photo:
Boombox Buns' exterior on Republic Street

Over-the-Rhine’s source for homemade Chinese-style steamed buns, Boombox Buns, is set to close this weekend.

Owner Nathan Friday announced in a social media post last week that the shop would be closing this Saturday, Feb. 19.

“It's hard to express the emotions of letting go of something that has been such a dominating force in your life,” the post reads.

click to enlarge Some of the buns on Boombox's menu - Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Some of the buns on Boombox's menu
Friday says he and his fiancée, Katie, have been working together on Boombox Buns for four and a half years. “The process of taking an idea from something on paper to a pop up, a pop up to signing a lease and hiring employees, to navigating a pandemic has been a wild ride,” he writes.

Friday made his debut as a restaurateur when he opened Boombox Buns for weekend-only, walk-up-window business on Woodward Street in an empty space behind The Takeaway Deli and Grocery in the fall of 2018. And in 2020, he opened the brick-and-mortar on Republic Street.

“Lastly I would like to thank all of our customers and staff both past and present for supporting us every step of the way,” the post continues.

Over 100 fans of Boombox’s delicious steamed buns left comments under the post saying they are going to miss this little Over-the-Rhine spot. 

Boombox Buns is located at 1400 Republic St., Over-the-Rhine. Get 'em while you can. 

Stay connected with CityBeat. Subscribe to our newsletters, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google News, Apple News and Reddit.

Send CityBeat a news or story tip or submit a calendar event.

Scroll to read more Food News articles


Join CityBeat Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.