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Fire Destroys Mermaid Tavern

Just a few weeks ago, I sat at that very bar and chatted with my girl Nadia while I waited for my fish burger to arrive. I am so sorry to say it will be a while before I can enjoy that again.
From Nadia:
As many of you know, my restaurant burned down yesterday in an apparent electrical fire which started in the drop ceiling of my restaurant, collapsed the ceiling and engulfed the restaurant in flames at 1 am August 22. There has been speculation that the fire started inside the restaurant but that is not the case and we do cook with gas not electricity. Luckily, no one was injured since the fire occurred while we were closed.
While we are dealing with this devastating loss and the excessive damage, obviously the restaurant will remain closed until further notice. Luckily, we did have insurance and we are looking into the possibility of reopening soon. We are grateful for all the people who have been generous with their time, resources, and support during this unfortunate situation and I will certainly keep everyone posted on anything that changes…

The good news is The Mermaid is going to rise from the ashes, y’all. You know you can’t keep a good woman down for long.
Photos by Nadia Wood, Used With Permission

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6 Responses

  1. Jesse says:

    Pretty sad…it was a nice place.

  2. Michelle says:

    This is bad. But good that they have insurance. (I read in the paper about how Ron’s Performance Jetworks had burned to the ground … and that police suspect it was arsonry … but the owner didn’t have insurance.)

    I had just ordered a fish burger with wasabi mayo from here not a month ago and felt good for supporting small business while delighting in how delicious the burger tasted.

    Wherever the tavern goes, its clientele will be sure to follow. 🙂

  3. Jon says:

    I heard you were getting ready to open back up at the end of February? Are you back in business in your new location?

  4. Sandy says:

    When are you reopening?????
    The local archaeologists miss you VERY MUCH!!
    Please let me know ASAP. I have a large crew of archaeologists possibly coming through here from Hawaii, and I hope to introduce them to MERMAID.
    Rick, let me know please!!!Call or email.

  5. Jon says:

    Guess you folks aren’t coming back.
    The greatdeepbrewing web site is down now as well.
    We will miss you.
    If I’m wrong, post something somewhere!!! let us know!

  6. Josita says:

    I love Mermaid Tavern! When I lived on Guam, my girlfriend and I would have our special lunches (just the two of us) there.. we usually had the classic burger or the fish burger.. we always had the brownie w/ chocolate burbon sauce and starbucks coffee. The new location is better than the old. I miss the Mermaid!

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