Athens, Ohio – Jackie O’s has suffered damage from a fire that broke out early this AM.
According to local news sources, the fire broke out around 4:10 AM, and was still burning two hours after firefighters hit the scene.
Early reports state the fire started at The Campus Sundry, and moved up the street, burning The Union bar, and Jackie O’s.
UPDATE: Per ThePostAthens:
Fire damage to the public house portion of Jackie O’s was minimal, but the property suffered an unknown amount of water damage, said Art Oestrike, owner of Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery.
He said that the Jackie O’s kitchen and electric panel are largely housed in the Union Bar & Grill side of the building, which lost its roof in the fire.
He said that the Jackie O’s kitchen and public house will remain closed for a long time in the aftermath of the fire and that the brew side of Jackie O’s will continue to serve drinks but not food.
Jackie O’s makes bread that is serviced to several business around Athens, including Union Street Diner.
“We’re back to 2009,” Oestrike said, referencing the early days of the pub before Jackie O’s expanded into the public house side.
Beer Street Journal has reached out to the brewery for more information.