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May 30, 2008 03:06 AM

James Hook lobster co. destroyed by fire


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    1. They'll be back. I just had a lobster roll there yesterday for a perfect lunch break in gorgeous weather.

      1. It's just devistating for that family. Al Hook and his wife were friends of my parents and saw them socially often. I wonder if the children will be able to bring it all back. Prayers for all of them!

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        1. re: Gio

          To be honest, I don't think they are going to be hurting, financially at least. Apparently they own the parcel (per a 1999 Globe article on, which they could sell and then re-open the business many times over.

          1. re: Bob Dobalina

            I guess you're right, and I hope so. But initially the impact of such a fire is stunning....

        2. when i lived in Boston, telling people to get a lobster roll at Hook and eat it down by the water was one of my key recs. after a 7 alarm fire, i can't imagine that will ever be the same even if they do make it back somehow. Devastating.

          1. This is awful news. I was in there 1 or 2x week. Fortunately no one was injured...but this is devastaing.

            unedited photos from this time now and will edit later


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            1. re: 9lives

              Thanks for posting pictures, 9lives. Terrible indeed.