Detroit Evening Report, June 14, 2022: Woodward Bar & Grille catches fire

The Woodward Bar and Grill was heavily damaged after a fire Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

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One of Detroit’s oldest gay bars caught fire Tuesday morning. Officials say the fire at the Woodward Bar & Grille in New Center started just before 11 a.m. Residents and workers in nearby buildings were evacuated. Woodward was closed to traffic and the QLine ceased operations. The fire department says the building was empty and there are no reports of injury.

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  • Sascha Raiyn
    Sascha Raiyn is Education Reporter at 101.9 WDET. She is a native Detroiter who grew up listening to news and music programming on Detroit Public Radio.