Thursday, March 7, 2019

Renovations taking place in the fire-ravaged former home of Yakiniku West on 9th Street

Renovations are underway in the burned-out storefront at 218 E. Ninth St. between Second Avenue and Third Avenue.

A two-alarm fire broke out in the building in April 2018. Fire officials reportedly deemed the blaze an accident due to wiring on the ceiling of the first level.

The Yakiniku West restaurant on the first floor and three apartments above were damaged, CBS 2 reported, noting that five adults and one child were displaced. Fire officials called the residential units "unlivable."

Posted work permits show that workers are renovating the restaurant space on the ground floor and cellar. The DOB states that the
estimated cost of repairs is a little more than $400,000.

No word if Yakiniku West — which offered table grills for cook-it-yourself Japanese barbeque — might be returning... or if the landlord is renovating the space for a new restaurant tenant.

1 comment:

vi said...

According to their post on their Facebook page last August, they were planning to reopen at the same location in April 2019. Hopefully, everything will go smoothly because this is one of my favorite restaurants in EV!