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2 Boylston Street restaurants to reopen

Atlantic Fish Co. and Abe & Louie’s were closed for 12 days while authorities investigated Boylston after the bombing.

Bill Green/Globe Staff/file 2012

Atlantic Fish Co. and Abe & Louie’s were closed for 12 days while authorities investigated Boylston after the bombing.

Abe & Louie’s steakhouse and Atlantic Fish Co., two restaurants on Boylston Street, will reopen for business Saturday at 5 p.m. after a 12-day closure following the Boston Marathon bombings, the restaurants’ parent company said Friday.

Abe & Louie’s and Atlantic Fish are near the site of the second explosion.

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In the aftermath of the bombings, a stretch of Boylston Street was turned into a crime scene.

Employees of Abe & Louie’s and Atlantic Fish were able to return to the restaurants on Wednesday, said Tavistock Restaurants, the San Francisco-based company that operates more than 100 restaurants across the United States under 16 different brand names.Those names include Abe & Louie’s and Atlantic Fish.

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Employees at Abe & Louie’s and Atlantic Fish have spent the last few days repairing, prepping, and cleaning the restaurants, Tavistock Restaurants said.

“We serve only the freshest food, and we want the restaurants to be perfect for our guests, so we’ve restocked the kitchens and the bars so that everything is fresh when we reopen,” chief operations officer Bill Bartlett said in a statement.

Chris Reidy can be reached at reidy@globe.com.
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