FD: Fire at Boca restaurant caused $100K worth of damage

Posted at 12:25 PM, Dec 02, 2016

CINCINNATI -- Downtown restaurant Boca suffered $100,000 worth of damage in a two-alarm fire around noon Friday.

The fire closed Sixth between Main and Walnut as crews worked to put out the flames.

The streetcar was also closed as crews work in the area.

No one was hurt in the fire, officials said. The exact cause of the fire was not immediately unknown.

The restaurant planned to reopen for business Saturday night, taking to Facebook to thank the "herculean efforts" of the city of Cincinnati, HGC Construction, 1st Response, Schumacher Flooring, Rueve Landscape Company and restaurant staff:

On Friday, chef and Boca Restaurant Group owner David Falk said he was humbled by the support of the restaurant's patrons:

We are happy to report we have every reason to believe our doors will be open tomorrow. This is in large part due to the amazing professionalism of the Cincinnati Fire Department, Chief Mark Sanders, and the Building and Health Department. We were blown away by their sense of urgency and reverence for this historic building. Not only did the team act quickly, as one firefighter told me, only two glasses were broken. (I thought he was joking but he was indeed serious.)

"Thank you for your support, text messages and prayers. We are most certainly blessed to be a part of such a great city!"