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By Danielle Ryan Posted at 5:32 p.m. on Jan. 17, 2013
Oyster-lovers, rest easy. The fire at the Pennsylvania Avenue location of Hank’s Oyster Bar early this morning didn’t cause any damage that would force the eatery to close for long.
The building suffered “minimal” damage, a spokeswoman for the restaurant said, and it looks as if it could be up and running — or “up and shucking” as they say at Hank’s — in a matter of days.
Hank’s was planning to be open extended hours over inauguration weekend. While that plan is off the table now, the restaurant could reopen in time for Inauguration Day festivities.
According to the spokeswoman, there was “a small fire on the roof” in the wee hours of the morning. The cause is still unknown.
Initial reports claimed that one person suffered minor injuries, but HOH has confirmed that everyone at Hank’s is safe and well — including neighboring buildings, which suffered no fire damage.
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Warren Rojas is a Heard on the Hill columnist for Roll Call, having previously worked as the founding dining editor for Northern Virginia Magazine and also as a tax reporter for Tax Notes. @WARojas
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