Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fire Hits Pho Hoa in Chinatown; Building Closed, May Be Condemned

A Vietnamese restaurant in the Chinatown section of Boston was damaged in a fire yesterday, and now the building in which it is housed may be in jeopardy. According to the Boston Herald, a blaze began within Pho Hoa on Beach Street, causing about $100,000 in damage. The newspaper goes on to report that the entire eight-story building was then closed down after it was discovered that there was poor electrical wiring, cracked ceiling beams, illegal bedrooms, and possibly a gambling operation inside, among other violations. A condemnation hearing for the building will take place this Thursday, according to the Herald.

Pho Hoa is a chain of Vietnamese restaurants that includes locations in the United States, Canada, and Asia. Three locations are in the Boston area, including the one on Beach Street as well as another in the Fields Corner section of Dorchester and a third in North Quincy.

To read more about the fire at Pho Hoa and the resulting closing of the building that houses it, please go to the Boston Herald link below:

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Blogger Greg said...

I had dinner there on New Years Eve. They did remodel the interior of the restaurant. The menu and prices are the same as far as I can tell.

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