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James Hook & Co. destroyed by fire

Posted by Devra First  May 30, 2008 10:12 AM

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James Hook & Co. was destroyed by a fire early this morning. The full story is here.

This is a loss. The family-run seafood business has always been a favorite source for high-quality lobsters, and eating one of their lobster rolls right there on the water one of Boston's quintessential urban summer experiences. But the loss isn't just about lobster: Hook has been in operation since 1925, one of those classic Boston establishments that keep disappearing and can't be replaced.

Here's hoping they'll rebuild, a nearly exact replica with whatever modern updates they always wished the old place had.

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