Brewcade Reopens After Fire Closes Business for Two Days

A San Francisco retro arcade and bar has reopened after a fire Saturday closed the business for two days, a partner said today.

“We are back up and running,” partner Shawn Vergara said of his business Brewcade, located at 2200 Market St.

Vergara said the business reopened Tuesday at 5 p.m. and he doesn’t expect the fire will cause any long-term loss of business. Brewcade lost revenue for a few days, something he said insurance will cover.

The fire started at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday in a wall between Brewcade and the Mexican restaurant Hecho, according to Brewcade. The San Francisco Fire Department confirmed the fire was in a wall.

According to the fire department, radiant heat from an oven in the Mexican restaurant started the fire.

Fire department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said the fire caused about $1,500 in damage to the 2200 Market St. property, a multi-unit building.

Talmadge said the fire is considered accidental.

Fire officials said the fire was under control in about 45 minutes and no one was injured.

Keith Burbank, Bay City News

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