Monday, May 20, 2013
Owner says rebuilding and reopening still on course for Memorial Day feast.
Who doesn’t love a good surprise? And who doesn’t love landmark food in Morris County? Put those together and you’ve got the reopening of Pub 199 in Mt. Arlington, which is set to open this week, according to dailyrecord.com. The restaurant, which succumbed to an overnight fire in January, was rebuilt in just four months. Early in the process, owner George Markou promised his customers would be eating clams by Memorial Day. The actual opening day is still unknown, and Markou is calling it a surprise, dailyrecord.com reported. With that, however, the owner said it would be open for Memorial Day – less than a week away. Known for its signature animal heads adorning the walls, the new Pub 199 has done the same, with the pieces currently …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Memorial Day relaunch targeted for the fire decimated is business fast approaching.
It seems like the news of popular eatery Pub 199 burning to the ground happened yesterday. But despite the three-alarm electrical fire that in Jan. a.m. collapsed the roof and the floors, owner George Markou said he planned to be open for business by Memorial Day. Pub 199 was known far and wide for its surf and turf, and for its extensive collection of stuffed game animals and animal heads that created the pub’s unique dining experience. We want to know if you plan on checking out the reborn Pub 199 when they start selling clams and lobsters again.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
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.
Friday, February 1, 2013
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 …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Mount Arlington eatery burned down in Friday morning fire.
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Sunday, January 13
A well-known Mount Arlington restaurant caught fire Friday morning, the roof collapsing as flames spread to the basement, according to nj.com. Pub 199, on Howard Boulevard, specialized in seafood. Firefighters said the blaze, which broke out around 4:15 a.m., appeared to have started near the fireplace in the rear of the restaurant building, nj.com reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The restaurant was somewhat of a landmark, with patrons traveling from near and far to experience crab legs and lobster dinners. The restaurant was also known for its exotic mounted animal heads that lined the walls. Customers and restaurant patrons gathered in the parking lot next to the restaurant Friday to catch a glimpse of the …