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Closed: Sept. 21
Reopened: Sept. 22
History: no citations listed in city records dating back to 1999
Health Department Says: fire damage
Business Says: What the city said. “We had a fire,” says Phillips assistant manager Michelle Torres. She explains that a conflagration in one of the kitchens of the waterfront establishment led to a short closure. “We weren’t closed 24 hours,” she says. “It happened in the evening, and we reopened next day after lunch.” Torres says being temporarily shut down seems to be a reasonable part of protocol when a kitchen goes up in flames, even though the health department never got directly involved. “We called the fire department,” she says. “I guess it’s a part of their procedures.”