A few readers who work downtown have reported that Dallas Chop House is currently on fire. The reports sent to us and confirmed via the Dallas Fire Department is that the three alarm fire called to the Comerica Building at 1717 Main Street approximately at 2:20pm today is still currently being worked. T
he corner of Ervay and Main are blocked from traffic. The last report we were given notes that there are still flames and smoke bellowing from the building.
More on the fire as news and photos are released.
A statement was made by Chop House representatives:
Everyone is safe and sound. We are grateful to the Dallas Fire Department for their service. The damage from the kitchen fire is concentrated in the kitchen and, of course, will be repaired immediately. Our goal is to have Dallas Chop House open to serve guests by September 1, if not sooner. We are grateful to everyone for their interest and for their good wishes as we make these repairs and get all of our employees back to serving guests.
DRG is contacting all DFW Restaurant Week 2014 guests with reservations at Dallas Chop House and is accommodating reservations at its restaurant Dallas Fish Market, also in Downtown Dallas. DRG Concepts is grateful for everyone’s understanding during this temporary closure and transition for Dallas Chop House.
Additional photos sent by Kat Moss who reports that the kitchen has been destroyed but the restaurant appears in fine condition. The building has been evacuated. Traffic continue to be an issue at this time.