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An update on James Hook & Co.

Posted by Devra First  July 31, 2008 11:38 AM

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In the course of reporting yesterday's story about the low price of lobsters, I spoke with the folks at James Hook & Co. The lobster company's landmark waterfront building was destroyed by fire at the end of May.

Co-owner/lobster slinger (his terminology) Eddie Hook had good news.

The company has been operating at 339 Northern Ave., the other end of the avenue from its old location, but a return to its original, and rightful, place is imminent. Hook reports things are moving ahead. The demolition of the old structure is finished; the site is clean and ready to be reoccupied. They're bringing in modular trailers, likely this weekend, and it looks as though retail business will return to the corner in the next couple of weeks. They plan to have the full line of seafood back on site.

Says Hook: "We're going to rebuild the lobster company, the store, and maybe some kind of eatery where people can stop, have a lobster product, and enjoy a place to sit down and get a good view of the harbor."

Sounds a lot like the old James Hook to me. I can practically taste the lobster roll already.

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