Pub 199 repairs moving quickly after blaze took down Mt. Arlington establishment.
Surf and turf lovers from far and wide may be chomping on clams and steak on Howard Boulevard in Mt. Arlington sooner than they think. Pub 199, which was engulfed by flames and nearly taken completely to ashes in early January will have its roof installed next week, and may be open before the unofficial start of summer–Memorial Day weekend–according to an nj.com report. Owner George Markou said, “I’m going to sell clams on Memorial Day weekend,” in the report, and began rebuilding despite insurance reimbursements not yet being received. Markou told nj.com the restaurant may be open even sooner than the final weekend of May.
George Markou already working to rebuild Mount Arlington landmark destroyed by fire.
The thousands of Pub 199 fans who on social media bemoaned the Jan. 11 fire that destroyed the restaurant should be cheered by the recent arrival of dump trucks and fencing that announced that owner George Markou plans to rebuild. A three-alarm electrical fire that was reported about 4:15 a.m. that Friday morning collapsed the roof and the floors. Six fire companies battled the blaze. Lost also in the fire was the extensive collection of stuffed game animals and animal heads that created the pub’s unique dining experience. Markou said this week he plans to reopen by Memorial Day. He has hired an architect and been discussing his plans with Mount Arlington planning officials. The fire at the pub on Howard Boulevard was not the only loss …