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July 7, 2008

Electrical fire at Metropolitan

metropolitan coffeehouseMetropolitan Coffeehouse and Wine Bar (902 S. Charles St.) has closed temporarily due to a fire, I'm told.

I heard it was an electrical fire, but haven't been able to reach the place by phone.

The line's been busy for a while now.

I'll post more as soon as I hear more.

(Photo by Llloyd Fox/Sun Photographer) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:57 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Bars & Clubs

Comments were at Metropolitan. Just the other night. I have witnesses.


Yup, it was an electrical fire. Started around 4:00 am Sunday morning with most of the real damage contained to the first floor and kitchen. Thankfully no one was hurt, but the neighborhood is still reeling from the [temporary] loss of everyone's favorite restaurant, bar, coffeehouse, hang-out. They hope to be reopen within two months - but it's all very up in the air right now.

Hopefully everything works out alright. I hate to see anybody lose their job for a couple of months. Metropolitan will come back even better after they remodel. They have a great concept.

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