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Posted at 4:11 PM ET, 02/17/2009

Martin's Turns 75, You Get a Deal

By Julia Beizer

In an industry where businesses come and go, a restaurant's 75th anniversary is something worth applauding. Martin's Tavern, which was established in 1933 but didn't officially open its doors until Feb. 18, 1934, celebrates that birthday tomorrow. "It's just a great honor to be part of an institution like ours that hasn't expanded and lost its roots or the hands-on experience that people want in this day and age," said William A. Martin Jr., the fourth-generation owner and manager. "Everyone likes the fact that they come in and know the owner. It's like 'Cheers.'"

What does this mean for you? Drop into the corner pub tomorrow and get a 25 percent discount (so, you pay 75 percent of the listed price). Makers Mark Old Fashioned cocktails are also available for $7.50.

So, will Martin's 11-year-old son keep the tavern going into its next 75 years? "No pressure. No pressure whatsoever," says Martin. "You never know, though. I returned to the roost."

-- Julia

By Julia Beizer  | February 17, 2009; 4:11 PM ET
Categories:  Restaurants  
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