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...Saturday night and Sunday morning this weekend, a huge fire spread through buildings on the 200 block of Chestnut Street in Old City, across from the Museum of the American Revolution. More than a hundred...
The fire appears to have originated in 239 Chestnut St., a five-story masonry building with offices and residences on upper floors and a retail space on the ground floor
Evacuees included residents and guests at the Best Western Independence Park Hotel at 235 Chestnut St.
The Little Lion, a multi-floor restaurant and bar at 243 Chestnut St. on the corner of Third, was severely damaged and remains temporarily closed
Gina’s 45, a new cocktail bar that had only just opened around the corner at 45 S. Third St., sustained serious damage
Revolution Diner, a 24-hour operation that stretched across the ground floors of 239 and 241 Chestnut St., had been closed for over a month; the restaurant space was previously home to Barra (among other concepts)
Also closed as of Monday morning is Second Street from Walnut up to Arch and Third Street between Walnut and Market