Fire-Scorched ‘Black Crescent’ Should Return to Clinton Street by June 1
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Exactly one year into its maiden stint at 76 Clinton Street, a debilitating basement blaze tore through Black Crescent. The flames (an alleged electrical fire) raced upstairs and essentially incinerated the popular oyster bar. Plywood boards and tarps materialized almost immediately after the early-January tragedy. Distraught fans of the establishment then quickly penned well-wishes as if it were a cast on a broken bone.
Nevertheless, rehabilitation continued during the ensuing four months, including a few fundraising events to pay for the damage. The end of renovations is nigh, though. Just a few saw cuts away from completion.
We are told that Black Crescent 2.0 is slated to return before the month is out. “Before June 1” is the word on the street.