It was around this time last year that a prominent Denver restaurant closed for nearly two months after a small fire broke out in the wall just eight days after the business opening. Now another locale across town is looking at a similar recovery timeline, following a small fire in the roof that primarily affected the duct system.
Fish N Beer at 3510 Larimer Street closed from fire on October 19 and won’t reopen until December, owner Kevin Morrison wrote over email. Though Morrison originally said the damage to his seafood restaurant was minimal, a fire inspector and his insurance company have estimated more than a month of repairs and red tape to get through.
Last year, Tavernetta lost some $600,000 during its seven weeks closed by Union Station.
Now the Larimer Street restaurant will have to undergo “inspections, interviews of all parties that did the design, manufacturing, install, and cleanings,” Morrison explained. Alongside this process, he and his staff are still hoping to keep Fish N Beer alive, one way or another. They’re discussing pop-up oyster roasts and will have more information shortly.