Boston restaurants suffer loss after bombing
The identity of a second victim of the Boston terror attack was revealed Tuesday. Krystle Campbell, an employee of Jimmy's Steer House in Arlington Heights, died in the bombings, Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn said. Campbell, 29, recently left her position as general manager of Summer Shack restaurant's now-shuttered Hingham location, and her former employer paid tribute to her in a Facebook post, which read in part:
"The Summer Shack family is devastated by the loss of our beloved Krystle. No words can describe how much she meant to all of us. She was an incredible woman, always full of energy and hard at work, but never too tired to share her love and a smile with everyone. She was an inspiration to all of us. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers."
"She was a fun, outgoing person," said her grandmother Lillian Campbell, told CNN. "She was always there to help somebody. And she was just beautiful."
According to a report by the Boston Globe, Campbell attended the race with a friend who is still hospitalized with severe injuries.
Boston's Forum restaurant on Boylston Street was at the epicenter of the tragedy, with the second of two bombs exploding on their patio. Several guests and staff members were injured in the blast, and the restaurant sustained extensive damage.
A post by the owners on the restaurant's Facebook page said:
"We'd like to thank the Boston Police, Fire Department and EMS workers who helped us piece together our collective confusion and tend to those injured. We'd also like to thank the members of our own staff and guests who went above and beyond, helping those injured.
Forum will be closed until further notice, as we are now a crime scene. Our beautiful restaurant sustained heavy damage and will need to be rebuilt after the site is cleared.
Thank you all for the patronage during this first year of business. Boston Nightlife Ventures is proud to operate restaurants and bars in this beautiful city. We will prevail.
We love you Boston."
The restaurant is located very close to the marathon's finish line and had been touted as an ideal place to cheer on runners at the finish line.
Food blog Eater.com has compiled an ongoing list of restaurants temporarily shuttered by the damage and ongoing investigation.
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