On Friday, February 21st the building Hawthornes Beer Cafe resides in was heavily damaged by an electrical fire. The fire started in one of the apartments above the beer and brunch spot, leaving the building uninhabitable for the residents and Hawthornes. This weekend the staff of Hawthornes sent out an update to their email list.
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Fire at Hawthornes Cafe | Photo via Fox29
A fire has broken out above Hawthorne’s Cafe at 11th and Fitzwater. Fox29 has reported that the fire is in an apartment above the popular brunch and beer spot.
UPDATE: Hawthornes responds
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On Thursday night, a gas explosion rocked Bancroft Street in South Philadelphia. The resident, Ron Talton, a manager at Chris’ Jazz Cafe on Sansom Street, shot this depressing video of his house being destroyed.
In the video, a shaken Talton can be heard saying, “It exploded in the basement… I fell through the floor when the explosion happened. I didn’t fall through, but I was right in the middle of my living room… Is there a coat or a blanket I can put on?”
A representative of Chris’ Jazz Cafe says that a benefit is in the works, and we’ll get you details on that when they become available.
A Yuengling Brewery building in Tampa caught fire on Saturday night. Despite extensive damage, estimated at $1 million, no effect is expected to brewing production or distribution. As Simon Wood points out, the million dollars represents .07% of Dick Yuengling’s net worth.
Yuengling Brewery Catches Fire, Loses $1 Million [Morning Call via Philadelphia magazine]
Read Jessica Green’s report for details and photos.
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A two-alarm fire struck the White Dog Cafe in Wayne today shortly before 11:30 a.m. No injuries have been reported.
Radnor fire chief Michael Maguire told the Inquirer that the fire which started in a ventilation shaft near the grill will “require a lot of cleanup.”
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A fire broke out at the popular Adobe Cafe in Roxborough this morning. The fire, which appeared to begin in the kitchen damaged the exterior as well as the kitchen. No one was injured in the blaze and it isn’t clear when the Mitchell Street Adobe Cafe will be back in business.
Fire at popular Tex-Mex restaurant [NBC Philadelphia]
Lorenzo’s on South Street is back. After a fire that closed the late-night pizza institution back on June, 27 2012, the pizzeria reopened today at 11 a.m. The location has been totally revamped but owner, Giuseppe Pulizzi promises the same popular pizza taste.
That’s not to say things will be identical, toppings will be available on slices. But just on Tuesdays, and only till midnight. Other changes include an all-glass storefront, air conditioning and more pizza ovens.
Friday, May 3rd will mark the official grand re-opening. WMMR’s Preston & Steve will be broadcasting live from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.and 50% of proceeds for the entire day, will be donated to Philabundance.
Lorenzo’s and Sons [Official Site]
Lorenzo’s & Sons Pizza was hit by a fire back on June 27th, 2012. Since then the building has been gutted and owner Giuseppe Pulizzi has vowed to reopen his South Street pizza destination. Michael Klein is reporting that Lorenzo’s will indeed reopen in April. And there may be some changes, including for the first time ever, toppings.
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This morning a one-alarm fire struck Lorenzo’s Pizza at 3rd and South. Black smoke could be seen billowing from the roof in a fire that caused extensive damage to all three floors of the building.
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