It seems like everyone has made it out OK. Anyone on the ground have any idea if it's been put out and/or what the damage is? Would hate to see kids in their first week back on campus forced to move out because of a fire (or Rick's to be shut down).
Fire at 611 Church Street (Rick's/Amer's)
You know you could just put Rick's in the Title
Edited - Didn't want to just put up Rick's because it seems like it started at Amer's and may not have spread beyond there. Figured 611 Church was an iconic enough address people may get it.
By "oven fire" they mean Henry Hill and Tommy DeVito started it. Resturant + fire = Insurance fraud.
I always expected Rick's to be destroyed in a fire one day, but from flaming shots or something. Not an oven fire from a deli.
At least SOMETHING would be burning.
I have a better thread title. "Fire breaks out in Ann Arbor somewhere. People may or may not have been injured. The fire may or may not have caused damage to a place somewhat famous around here."
Damn it! Now I'll never find my wallet that I lost there in 2007.
It's been five years and you still think you "lost" it?
Fire started in Amer's kitchen. I have no idea of what's going on at Rick's, but as a 611 resident, I'm happy to say no appartment occupants were hurt.
Just a couple of years after a major fire at the old Pinball Pete's right around the corner on South U...
And watched it burn.
I work in the area. The fryer at Amer's was broken in the AM and basically there was a grease fire as they were trying to fix it, I believe it was in the hood above the fryer. There was some smoke, you couldn't see fire unless you looked in the door of Amer's and even then it was out pretty quickly after the fire dept. got there. They blocked off the street, sent 5 fire trucks, deployed the rescue ladder to get to the roof. They checked the exhaust vent on the roof where there was still a small amount of smoke coming from the vent but it probably dissapated before people could see it at that point. Amer's has damage, Ricks probably flooded a little bit with all the drainage. From what I could tell no one was hurt or injured by any means
...when you try to fry shit at a deli.
I really hope there's no damage to Rick's. Heaven forbid the douche bags, walking std's and creepers that place of ill-repute attracts like moths to a flame start having to infest other downtown drinking establishments...