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Fire destroys Velvet Rope in Oak Park

Oak Park night club damaged during early morning fire

Oak Park, IL — Oak Park fire officials continue to investigate an early morning fire that badly destroyed the Velvet Rope Ultra Lounge and surrounding downtown businesses. 

Fire destroys Velvet Rope in Oak Park :: casey cora
Fire destroys Velvet Rope in Oak Park 
credit :: casey cora
Authorities were called to the gay nightclub at 728 Lake St. around 6:30 a.m.

The club suffered "severe smoke damage," Oak Park Fire Dept. Deputy Chief Ken Klemm told the Oak Park Patch. Two adjacent businesses, Klay Oven restaurant and Flat Top Grill, also suffered smoke damage.

The nightclub was closed at the time and no injuries were reported. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation. 

Casey Cora from the Oak Park Patch contributed to this report.
ugh....I hope they hurry up n fix it!!
Posted by Erin M Robinson on Sun, 6/3/2012 3:41 PM
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and Flattop too!!!
Posted by Erin M Robinson on Sun, 6/3/2012 3:41 PM
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I hope the community helps them out the same way they did after Scarlet's fire!
Posted by Ryan Kolodziej on Sun, 6/3/2012 4:11 PM
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Dang! That's no good! Hope the community can help them rise from the ashes.
Posted by Betsyritz on Sun, 6/3/2012 9:32 PM
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