New downtown restaurant closed temporarily after kitchen fire
Shook, a newly-opened restaurant at King and Portland Street, is temporarily closed after a kitchen fire broke out on Wednesday afternoon.
The eatery by the same people behind Byblos, known for an all-vegetarian menu inspired by Israeli cuisine, opened early this summer.
Firetrucks gathered in front of the restaurant’s building around 2:30 pm on Wednesday, while the entrances of the building were taped off and what appeared to be a burnt appliance laid on the ground nearby.
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“A small fire broke out in the kitchen over the lunch hour, and all guests and staff were evacuated as a precaution. We are very thankful that no one was injured,” a spokesperson for the restaurant told Daily Hive.
“It will be closed for a short period of time while we work to determine the cause and repair the minimal damage.”
Address: 77 Portland Street