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Jimeats

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Hook Lobster Boston Fri, 05/30/08 7:01 AM (permalink)
I awoke this morning to see an old Boston landmark going up in flames. The Hook Lobster Co. has been a local institution for over 80 years. It sat on a pier on the corner of Summer and Atlantic Ave.
A very visable location to locals and tourists alike.
It's a shame but I doubt the city will let them rebuild on the same location, time will tell. Chow Jim
 
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    Slim Strummer

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    RE: Hook Lobster Boston Fri, 05/30/08 7:16 AM (permalink)
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    I recall that they own it, but with the greenway going up, it is hard to imagine that it will be easy for them to rebuild.
     
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      lleechef

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      RE: Hook Lobster Boston Fri, 05/30/08 3:57 PM (permalink)
      Hook the Crook?! Sounds a little suspicious to me. Even though the building was delapidated, it was, after all, built on WATER. And inside were lobsters IN WATER. I doubt the City will allow them to rebuild. After all, it was a rat-infested area.
       
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        6star

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        RE: Hook Lobster Boston Fri, 05/30/08 8:21 PM (permalink)
        Here is the AP story (and picture) on it.
        http://apnews.excite.com/article/20080530/D91055G80.html
         
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          wmceaton

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          RE: Hook Lobster Boston Fri, 05/30/08 9:39 PM (permalink)
          I'm from Boston & it was truly one of those places that gave Boston a bit of charm & reminded people of Bostons fishing history.
          It will be missed.
           
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            CajunKing

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            RE: Hook Lobster Boston Sat, 05/31/08 3:20 PM (permalink)
            http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2008/05/fire_destroys_l.html

            From the sounds of it the community and mayor all support them and hope for them to rebuild.

            60,000 lbs of lobster destroyed in the fire, am I the only one that thought about getting some melted butter..?

             
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              ann peeples

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              RE: Hook Lobster Boston Sat, 05/31/08 9:59 PM (permalink)
              CK- I had the same thought of butter...........
               
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                Jimeats

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                RE: Hook Lobster Boston Sun, 06/1/08 6:12 AM (permalink)
                And on the following day another fire in the wholesale meat market area.
                A Lamb and Veal distributor went up in flames.
                Surf and Turf anyone? Chow Jim
                 
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                  billyboy

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                  RE: Hook Lobster Boston Thu, 06/5/08 1:20 AM (permalink)
                  Just got back form the Boston RF Tour and took these pics when we walked by Hook Lobster:








                   
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                    Jimeats

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                    RE: Hook Lobster Boston Thu, 06/5/08 8:58 AM (permalink)
                    Apparently they are attempting to rebuild on that location.
                    They would like to add a full service restaraunt according to my inside sources. Chow Jim
                     
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                      Slim Strummer

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                      RE: Hook Lobster Boston Thu, 06/5/08 9:59 AM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by Jimeats

                      Apparently they are attempting to rebuild on that location.
                      They would like to add a full service restaraunt according to my inside sources. Chow Jim


                      Instant roadfood credibility.

                      I wonder how the folks at the Barking Crab feel about that.
                       
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