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James Hook Lobster Company Destroyed

5/30/2008 12:04:00 PM
Holy Cow! I used to take clients to this place all the time. I had a few folks that insisted on bringing lobsters back with them every time they came to Boston. We'd always swing by James Hook prior to heading to the airport.

An early morning fire Friday destroyed the James Hook & Co. lobster and seafood business on Boston's waterfront. The fire at the landmark family business, which began around 3:30 a.m., still smoldered at 7:30 a.m. Friday, disrupting traffic flow into downtown Boston. Firefighters continued to douse the crumpled building on North Avenue as commuters watched and made their way to their offices in the financial district.

My condolences to the Hook family.

Click (here) for a link to the BBJ article.

Click (here) for a link to the James Hook website.

Update 6/2/08
Article on the ATF investigating the fire and fate of the 5ft golden lobster weathervane (here).

Update 6/3/08
Article on the current status of James Hook. They plan on rebuilding and in the meantime are working out of borrowed space thanks to other lobster wholesalers in the area (here).

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