Thursday, October 11, 2012
Owners are working to clean up and renovate the restaurant/bar after a fire forced it to close last year. What would you like to see it reopen as?
The building at 31 Main Street has gone through several permutations. Before it was home to Micho's, it was the Lamplight Inn, a restaurant and tavern. Micho's served a mix of Mediterranean and American food before it became Memphis on Main Street in May 2011 and started serving Memphis-style barbeque. Memphis On Main Street fell victim to a two-alarm electrical fire on Sept. 16, 2011. The back of the building was extensively damaged and the front also slightly damaged in the fire, which started around 2:20 a.m. No one was injured. As Micho's, the upstairs room hosted live jazz and blues music multiple times a week under the name Stage 35. The downstairs also had live music in the back and front bars often. What would you like to see the …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Owners of the Memphis on Main Street, which was formerly known as Micho's, have begun renovating the building after a fire in September forced it to close.
Renovations have started on Memphis On Main Street, which was closed last September after an early morning fire caused extensive damage to the restaurant. "We're not sure what we're going to do yet," owner Jesse Issa said in regards to what the business will be called when it reopens. He said cleaning up from the fire is the priority right now, and he plans to figure out what the building will become in a few weeks. Memphis On Main Street, formerly known as Micho's, fell victim to a two-alarm electrical fire on Sept. 16. The back of the building was extensively damanged and the front also slightly damanged in the fire, which started around 2:20 a.m. No one was injured. The restaurant had changed its name to Memphis On Main Street in May …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Memphis on Main Street owner Jesse Issa says he plans to rebuild the restaurant, which was closed after an electrical fire in September, after the winter. "What's bad about it is the small damages and the smell," he said. The kitchen was not damaged in the two-alarm fire, which caused extensive damage to the back of the building as well as some damage to the front of the building. Issa says he plans to start rebuilding in February or March, and hopes to reopen in the late spring or early summer.
Friday, September 16, 2011
A two-alarm fire at Memphis on Main Street has temporarily closed the restaurant and bar.
An early morning fire at Memphis on Main Street has caused the restaurant to temporarily close. “The only information we have is that it was an electrical fire,” said manager Joe Jirsa. The two-alarm fire, which started around 2:20 a.m., caused extensive damage to the back of the building as well as some damage to the front of the building. “They were able to save what they could,” Jirsa said. “It was a pretty bad fire.” No one was injured in the fire, Jirsa said. He and owner Jesse Issa left after closing around 1:30 a.m. The fire is a blow to the restaurant, which had been picking up steam since changing from Micho’s to a Memphis-style barbeque menu in May. Jirsa said they plan to rebuild the restaurant “bigger and better” than before. “…