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Fire temporarily closes Raleigh restaurant

Posted May 15, 2012

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— A one-alarm fire early Tuesday caused by a mechanical failure will keep a popular Raleigh restaurant closed for a few days.

Raleigh firefighters said smoke was coming from Bahama Breeze, 3309 Wake Forest Road, when they responded to a 911 call about a fire there shortly after midnight Monday. About 35 firefighters brought the fire under control in less than 25 minutes.

No one was injured, but the fire damaged about 5 percent of the building. Firefighters said Bahama Breeze will be closed for several days for repairs and inspection.

Fire investigators determined that a mechanical failure in the heating-air conditioning system caused the fire.

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  • angela32nc2 May 15, 2012

    I haven't read any comments that related to the article itself.

  • working for deadbeats May 15, 2012

    I ate there once and got so sick.

  • Lamborghini Mercy May 15, 2012

    Grab a Bahama mama and relax folks. This certainly isn't the place to go dressed in a suit or expecting a steak, its a nice laid-back atmosphere. I've never had problems with the service here, but thats just me.

  • Gerbil Herder May 15, 2012

    "The clientele looked fine to us when we were there,"

    What time did you go? Must've been early.

  • Gunny the Racist May 15, 2012

    agree with the other commenters....last time I went, was the last time I'll go.

  • luvstoQ May 15, 2012

    We, ourselves, love it, the BEST Calypso Shrimp anywhere. That's all we ever get, so can't compare it with their other dishes. The clientele looked fine to us when we were there, and had NO problems with servers or service. And, no, I don't work there, know anyone there, and not affiliated in any other way!! ALL restaurants have issues in one way or other, and will not ever please everybody.

  • Stormy13 May 15, 2012

    hckyplyr72: I so agree with you! Very high prices for no more than you get and the last time I was there the service was horrible. Don't plan on ever going back, not worth it.

  • commonsense4 May 15, 2012

    Weekend Meat Market Closed!