Brown's Lobster Pound suffered a fire and had to close this past summer, but are hopeful to open in February.

It was the first fire the restaurant had suffered in 67 years, and so a sprinkler system has been included in the repairs.

Seacoastonline.com has reported that:

After the first fire in 67 years at Brown’s Lobster Pound closed the restaurant for repairs this summer, owner Bruce Brown said the eatery will reopen this winter with another first - a sprinkler system.

Brown, 80, said he hopes the restaurant on Route 286 can reopen by Feb. 1, possibly sooner, as workers continue to rehabilitate the building from an early morning kitchen fire in August. The fire spread to the restaurant’s lobster pound and left soot all over the dining room, causing damage throughout.

Other improvements and repairs are still to be made, but seacoast residents are looking forward to a return to business by the Brown family that has opreated this family restaurant and seacoast landmark since 1950.