I am writing in response to a letter to the editor from Milton Schwartzberg of Boston regarding Fuel restaurant in Lewiston. Mr. Schwartzberg’s report on Fuel could not be more absurd.

Lisbon Street in Lewiston, once a bustling hub of businesses, went downhill significantly in the 1980s and 1990s. Eric Agren, the owner of Fuel, dared to open a high end restaurant and even live on Lisbon Street and be the pioneer of revitalization of the once-bustling Lisbon Street.

Mr. Agren was the catalyst of the revitalization of Lisbon Street that we now have seen. His actions have led to the establishment of several high-end restaurants, apartments, condominiums and retail stores that once dominated Lisbon Street.

Having eaten at Fuel numerous times, I can say that Mr. Schwartzberg’s claim that the food was microwaved is flat out ridiculous. In fact, that claim is absurd. The chef at Fuel is so insistent on the quality of his servings that take-out is not even allowed.

It seems to me that Mr. Schwartzberg is just a sour man who believes that he is entitled to some special treatment or he just goes around making problems to get free meals. His statements are libelous and he should seriously take a look in the mirror before trying to ruin a good man’s reputation. The servers at Fuel are impeccable and go to great lengths to accommodate the clientele. I can only assume that Mr. Schwartzberg is just a miserable person that we all hope we never have to deal with in our business lives.

Mr. Schwartzberg, I suggest you do not give up your day job and leave the restaurant reviews to people who actually know what they are talking about.

Verne Paradie

Lewiston