Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Five-Alarm Apartment Fire Also Strikes Two Restaurants

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 10:00 AM

click to enlarge The damage at 3949 Lindell Boulevard the morning after a five-alarm fire - IAN FROEB
  • Ian Froeb
  • The damage at 3949 Lindell Boulevard the morning after a five-alarm fire

The five-alarm fire that swept through the apartment building at 3949 Lindell Boulevard in the Central West End last night also struck two restaurants on the ground floor.

Desserts on the Boulevard (3949 Lindell Boulevard; 314-533-3377) opened in January of this year, serving a full savory menu as well as desserts.

(Related: Gut Check's "First Look" at Desserts on the Boulevard)

The restaurant commented last night on a post on its own Facebook timeline:

We are good, business is destroyed! Keep us in prayer please as well as the tenants in the building.

J. Gumbo's (3949 Lindell Boulevard; 314-456-1235) opened only three weeks ago, the first area location of a fast-casual Creole/Cajun chain. An owner of the St. Louis location told us via Twitter last night:

@gutcheckstl We are very sad as owners of @jgumbostl. Hope tenants, firefighters are safe.

There have been no reported fatalities or serious injuries. Stay tuned to Daily RFT for more on the fire, and to Gut Check for the future of the two restaurants.

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