Northshore Magazine

July 2012

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ne Food marshal found that faulty wiring, smoldering for several hours prior to their arrival on the scene, caused the blaze, Edelman and his insurance company weren't so sure. "No one smelled anything," Edelman says, noting that a passel of parents and kids had been in the restaurant just before the fire broke out. Because insurance inspectors also disagreed about the fire's cause, that discrepancy caused months of delays. "Three parties of insurance companies had to work out what to do," notes Derek Bloom, Edelman's Marblehead- based architect. "But once the insurance money came through, we actually got a permit to rebuild fairly quickly." But plans quickly hit another snag. The damage was so ex- tensive that the rebuilding had to be renovated up to current code. Among other things, that meant Terry's Ice Cream Shop, which formerly had no bathroom, and 5 Corners, which had two small ones, had to install handicap-accessible facilities. "You might think that, after a fire, you have the right to rebuild it as it was," Bloom says. "But [regulations] treat it more as if you chose to have the fire and are now sinking GIBLEES MENSWEAR See a Little Light: Barry Edelman in his own kitchen at home. 56 July 2012 July 2012 85 Andover Street Route 114, Danvers 978-774-4080

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