Martin’s Restaurant in June the day after a kitchen fire shut it down. Insurance hassles over the next six months would prove a fatal blow to reopening the popular eatery. Martin and Sharon Lewis decided to instead sell the building to 47 Railroad developers Ian Rasch and Sam Nickerson, who are in the process of redeveloping the entire building into a mixed-use project.
Thursday, Dec 8 / By Heather Bellow / The restaurant had to be gutted and the Lewises struggled with insurance adjustors in the meantime, trying to find a way to reopen. “The fire was a life changer. If the insurance process was easier and quicker, the outcome would have been better.”
-- Martin Lewis, owner of Martin's Restaurant