This is NOT how we like to end our week. An early-morning fire on Friday engulfed the back side of the J. Crew building on Main Street in East Hampton (above is a shot of the soot-streaked front windows) and also damaged the exterior of nearby restaurant Rowdy Hall.
The good news is that no one was hurt, although both businesses (particularly J. Crew, which may be closed for the season) will suffer a loss of sales for the near term. In a post on Facebook, J. Crew offered “a heartfelt thank you to the East Hampton, Amagansett, Springs & Sag Harbor fire departments for their response to the fire at our Main St East Hampton store last night. We are relieved & grateful no one was hurt. Stay tuned for more info.”
Meanwhile, Rowdy Hall is closed, at least for the weekend. “Thankfully, no one was hurt and we will update you as information is available,” the business said on Facebook. “Stay tuned.”
Here are images from Twitter, post-blaze.
— Catherine Debackere (@PropsHamptons) April 24, 2015
@pjmhamptons: Bummer. The back of J. Crew after early morning fire! #easthampton #jcrew #hamptons pic.twitter.com/Nw7zxvjRr2 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10205827903084010&set=a.10200310993124709.2189329.1450471548&type=1&theater — Patrick Mclaughlin (@pjmhamptons) April 24, 2015