Saturday, November 21, 2015
SETBACK: Fire At City Slickers Friday Closes Establishment
Less than a week after we reported the good news about the near completion of the renovation at Dorchester's City Slickers Bar and Grill, a fire broke out at the establishment just before noon yesterday (Friday).
The following report was left on City Slickers' Facebook account: "Kitchen fire yesterday....old kitchen is done for. Rest of building got a lot of smoke damage."
The establishment is closed for the time being until further notice.
Dorchester Volunteer Fire Dept. personnel were on the scene in a hurry and the fire was contained within the old kitchen, we are told. But there is heavy smoke damage throughout the original bar area -- known to so many as Joe's Place.
We are told the new kitchen and dining area, located in the building just to the north, were not damaged.
Insurance adjusters will be in town Monday, according to reports.
Last week, the Dorchester Times reported that City Slickers -- Dorchester's one and only bar and grill at the present time -- would soon complete its interior construction project. The completion of this project will allow for more seating, while offering patrons a bigger and better kitchen.
The renovation project has been in the works for the past year and a half.
The owners of this famous establishment had planned hosting a "grand re-opening" party next month. It's unclear when the re-opening will take place now due to the fire.