Café Martin opens in Newton in memory of John Martin

NEWTON, Mass. — On Monday Adrienne Martin fulfilled a promise and a dream.  Café Martin restaurant and bar opened on 7 West St. in Newton.

In 2016 Adrienne’s husband John Martin was diagnosed with ALS.  John died in 2018.  In the two years that John battled the disease friends and supporters would come by their Newton home to visit.  They would all hang out in the Martin’s backyard.  “At that time, our house was nicknamed Café Martin because of the gatherings we had and because of the love and support we felt from everyone who stopped by”, said Adrienne.

Since John’s death Adrienne has worked tirelessly looking for an actual place to open up a bar/restaurant called Café Martin and she finally found it, put it all together and opened on Monday at their new location.

“I’m so grateful for all the love and support our family has received for the last few years”, says Adrienne.  " It means so much for our girls as well, to see the love and support continue and that their father has left a legacy and to see that it keeps him closer to us more and more.”

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