It’s been more than eight months since a devastating fire ravaged Restaurant Row on Peterborough Street in Fenway, but restaurateurs still have no idea when they’ll be able to re-open. The restaurant owners are waiting for the property owners, who are waiting for the insurance companies, who are dealing with delays. In the meantime, the building’s roof sits broken and awaiting repairs.
The longer the building stands in disrepair, the more Fenway residents begin to worry that it won’t be rebuilt and instead will be replaced by high-rise condos. But so far at least, the owners have committed to rebuilding Restaurant Row just as it was before.
In the meantime, the storefronts have been covered by something a bit more attractive than plywood: colorful murals, created by five students from McKinley Preparatory High School across the street.