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Early Morning Fire Damages Heights Restaurant Presidio

After Saturday blaze, nearby eatery hosts dinner to benefit employees.

By Timothy Malcolm October 27, 2018

Presidio opened in February 2017 in the Heights.

Image: Beth Levine

UPDATE: CultureMap reports the fire damaged part of the dining room, HVAC system, and roof of Presidio. The restaurant left a note on its Facebook page thanking firefighters for their work extinguishing the blaze:

A fire broke out early Saturday morning at Presidio, the patio-friendly restaurant and bar at 911 W. 11th St. in the Heights. 

Around 7 a.m., a barrage of fire trucks could be heard barreling toward the restaurant. Presidio only announced to its social media followers that it was closed Saturday, offering no additional details of the fire.

A few blocks west on 11th Street, Eight Row Flint on Saturday offered a special menu, with all proceeds benefiting the employees of Presidio. Vincent Hyunh, culinary director at Agricole Hospitality—which operates Eight Row Flint—announced the meal, which included ingredients used at Presidio, in a video posted to social media. Hyunh said Presidio's hourly employees are likely to be without regular work "for the foreseeable days." 

Presidio opened in February 2017 under partners Charles Bishop (Southern Goods) and Adam Dorris (Pax Americana). Southern Goods, which was also in the Heights, was destroyed by a fire in November 2017.

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