Fire-Ravaged Tune Inn Reopens Friday
Four months after a kitchen fire, Capitol Hill's storied Tune Inn is scheduled to reopen for business at 8 a.m. sharp on Friday, Nov. 4.
Full details in press release form below:
Tune Inn Restaurant and Bar to ReopenFour Months After Fire Destroys Kitchen the Capitol Hill Staple Returns
What: Four months after a kitchen fire closed the Tune Inn Restaurant and Bar, the Capitol Hill landmark is reopening its doors and kitchen. On Friday, November 4 the Tune Inn will reopen at its regular time of 8 AM after significant rehabilitation. On June 22, 2011 a large fire in the kitchen caused the immediate closure of the Tune Inn. While the restaurant and bar area was mostly spared from the flames, there was significant smoke and water damage that needed to be repaired in addition to the complete rebuilding of the kitchen. In July, nearly $40,000 was raised by The Friends of the Tune Inn at an event to support the staff of the Tune Inn who were without work while the restaurant was closed for repairs.A special Thank you event will be held on Sunday, November 6 from 10 am to Noon for the brave fire fighters from the DC Fire Department who responded to the blaze and saved the Tune Inn from being completely destroyed.When: Friday, November 4, 20118:00 AM
Where: 331 ½ Pennsylvania Avenue, SEMore about the Tune Inn Restaurant and Bar:Featured regularly in Esquire Magazine’s “100 Best Bars in America”, the Tune Inn, est. 1947, holds the second oldest liquor license in Washington, D.C. after the repeal of prohibition. First opened by Joe Nardelli over 60 years ago, the Tune Inn has always been a family business. Lisa Nardelli, Joe’s granddaughter, is the third generation of Nardellis to own and operate the Tune Inn. Over those years, customers and employees alike have lent their color, character and flair to its history; People who return to the Tune Inn over the years say the same thing: “This place has not changed!” Featured last year by Guy Fieri in an episode of his Food Network show, “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” the Tune Inn continues to be a neighborhood landmark and gathering place.