Philadelphia, PA - Following a fire that destroyed a building at 239 Chestnut Street and affected several neighboring bars and restaurants. The Little Lion at 243 Chestnut Street, one of those effected announced it will be closed for 2 months after extensive damage to the restaurant.
In a statement, Chris Younge and Jason Dills said: "The Little Lion was affected by the four alarm fire in Old City in the neighboring buildings to us on the Chestnut Street side of our restaurant. Our hearts go out to the numerous neighbors, tenants and visitors that were displaced, as well as to the owners of the pets that lost their lives in the fire."
"While the fire itself was in the neighboring buildings, The Little Lion is greatly affected as we share a common wall and various elements of the building with the buildings that contained the fire."
"As of this week, The Little Lion will be temporarily closed for an estimate of at least two months. We have not been formally allowed inside the restaurant to access the damage, begin drying out and making repairs. The last information we have is that the buildings near us are also still in a collapse zone."
The Little Lion's GO Fund ME page to help out its displaced 80 employees: https://www.gofundme.com/thelittlelion