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July 2012

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Genuine Onyx Pendants Entertain in style! Level Headed: Edelman's father-in-law, Greg Donovan, on the building site. even want another cooking gig while waiting for 5 Corners to reopen, instead opting to learn more about the restaurant business and even working as a bartender. "I love the place," Escobar says. "It is completely different than any place else I've ever worked. 5 Corners Kitchen is full of people with heart—people who really want to be in the res- taurant industry." From kitchen staff joking around to servers taking handstand breaks in the basement, everyone recalls 5 Corners as a big happy family—and diners enjoyed that vibe. Escobar credits Edelman with creating that atmosphere. "Barry treats people the right way," he says. "I'd never cooked with the chef/owner right next to me. It was one of the most wonderful experiences I've ever had." Wonderful, but oc- casionally painful—especially for Edelman, Escobar says. "I burned him a lot," at first in those tight quarters, he recalls. "We learned how to move around each other. Now we don't even have to talk." While getting here has been painful, Edelman says the pace he kept before the fire may not have been sustainable. "I was burned out," he says. "The night before the fire, it hit me that I couldn't believe how busy we were. It was almost too much." If the restaurant has not reopened by press time, this time Edelman knows it's all on him. "When we reopen, everything needs to be just right. I am going to take my time and make sure we are ready." ● n Design Lighting & Electrical Supplies, Inc. 350 Winthrop Ave., Rt.114, North Andover, MA 978.794.1650 July 2012 July 2012 59

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