Wycliff Avenue gay bar The Brick reopened for New Year’s Eve after a fire caused major damage to nearby Oishii Sushi on Dec. 30, according to Brick spokesman Jimmy Bartlett.
Dallas Fire Rescue spokesman Lt. Joel Lavender said the cause of the fire is under investigation. There were no injuries.
Sal’s Pizza Restaurant and a dental office, which are next to Oishii, suffered water and smoke damage. Sal’s representatives said they are hoping to reopen Friday.
Bartlett said the Brick had only minor smoke damage. Electricity was restored to the bar on Monday morning but as of this morning, the office, situated between the bar and a bank, was still without power.
“Somehow they skipped us when they turned the power back on,” Bartlett said, adding that the gas also was still off.
The two-alarm fire was reported at 6:37 a.m. About 40 firefighters responded.
“Our biggest concern was extension of the fire,” Lavender said.
The Hondo Park apartments are directly behind the shopping center and firefighters were concerned the fire might spread to the residential units.
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