Benders Bar burned!


Holy crap. There was a fire at Benders Bar & Grill last night, which is located in the Mission district around 19th street and Van Ness. Several residents lost their homes, plus, well, the bar’s burnt to the ground.

Not too much details so far, but you can read the Chron story here.

PS. And no, the irony of the Benders logo is not lost on me.

2 Comments so far

  1. SEAN (unregistered) on June 12th, 2006 @ 3:24 pm

    Yeah. I think the fire actually happened late Friday night/Saturday morning. Apparently in the basement. A lot of artwork by local artists was lost as well. Sucks all around. With the intention of blogging about this myself, I took photos of the damage on Saturday.

  2. SEAN (unregistered) on June 20th, 2006 @ 1:13 pm

    Benefit Party, Hotel Biron, for Benders’ artist

    Text from flyer:

    “On June 9th, Benders Bar & Grill burnt down. Please join us for a night benefiting the artist, Brian Stannard, who lost his whole show in the fire.”

    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 7pm-midnight
    *Door Prizes

    Hotel Biron, 45 Rose Street (near the intersection of Market & Gough)

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