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Random Rippling - Fire at Aristocrat Pub
posted: Sept. 02, 2011
Early Thursday, August 25, 2011, at about 3am, a fire broke out in the rear of a popular neighborhood establishment, the Aristocrat Pub and Restaurant at 52nd and College Avenue. Owner Rick Rising-Moore, who lives next door, heard the alarm and got the tenants who lived above the restaurant out to safety. The back portion of the Aristocrat was badly burned and the entire restaurant was severely damaged by the heat and smoke. Almost all was lost, but the mahogany bar construction may be able to be refurbished. Although restoration of the restaurant began quickly, it is expected to take 6 months or more to rebuild and reopen.