An earlier fire at 84 Bedford has temporarily shut down West Village institution Chumley's. Though the restaurant itself was not badly damaged by the blaze, it will remain closed until structural engineers have done an inspection and the place can be properly cleaned up. The time table is not yet known, so you'll want to call (212-675-4449) before going to the venue until the situation unfolds a bit more.
· Chumley's [NYM]
UPDATE: Gotham Gastronome emails us to say: "i was at chumleys yesterday around six and all was up and running. an employee and fireman told me that the "fire" was actually a collapse resulting from work on the building, specifically a chimney. (no known injuries.) while the suffering building is ordered vacated and plastered with stickers to that affect, i believe that all is fine at the watering hole."