Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Fire at Gristedes

Update: The friendly store manager could be seen assessing the damage at the store this morning as dumpsters that will be used for the cleanup were being delivered. Strangely, the magazines in racks at the front of the store as well as a display of jump ropes looked unscathed. Perhaps they were damaged by the water, but it seems that the fire was fairly well contained.

The air was smokey when I came out of the subway at High Street shortly after 6pm tonight. It didn't take long to realize why. Gristedes, the crazy expensive but friendly and very convenient neighborhood grocery store was going up in smoke. From just south of the store you could still see the cashier line lights glowing inside. From the north side (and from this picture) you can see that the worst of the smoke and fire probably occurred in the store room and deli area.



There are fire trucks and EMS on Henry, Clark in both directions and Pineapple. This seems to be quite the story in the North Heights tonight. I hope everyone got out safely!

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder if they have marked down any food as a result - might be worth a look!

6:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder if they have marked down any food as a result - might be worth a look!

6:43 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

While I don't wish ill will on anyone, I do hope that somehow the fire leads to more competitive prices. But I won't hold my breath!

10:57 PM  

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