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After the fire: Friday’s Front Row reopens Thursday…but on a limited basis

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Milwaukee Brewers have announced that Fridays restaurant at Miller Park will reopen Thursday, July 24th. The restaurant will be open on home game days only on a limited basis.

Specific times and logistics related to the reopening are as follows:

  • Until further notice, Fridays will only be open on days when the Brewers are playing a home game at Miller Park. On those days, it will only be operational during the hours that gates are open for fans to enter Miller Park. There will be no service at any other times.
  • Fans who have tickets for seating on the Fridays Home Run Porch or in the Fridays Bullpen seating area for Brewers home games will be able to access those areas with a limited food service available in those locations.
  • The bar inside of Fridays will be open to all ticketed fans from the time that gates open until the end of the game. Service in the bar area will be limited to beverages only. There will not be any food served.
  • Fridays Beer Garden will be open from the time that gates open until the end of the game.

A kitchen fire shut down Friday’s Front Row Sports Grill at Miller Park early Monday, July 21st. Milwaukee fire officials responded to Miller Park early that morning.

Officials say they received a called around 2 a.m. Upon arrival, crews saw heavy smoke and fire coming from the roof of the restaurant — and around 2:30 a.m. crews called in a second alarm.

When crews entered the building they found fire coming from a stove and fryer — which got into the ventilation system.

“It was quickly determined based on the volume of heavy, dark smoke pouring out of the roof that this fire had communicated into the ventilation ductwork, that removes all the smoke, heat and byproducts of frying and cooking to the outside of the building,” Milwaukee Fire Department Deputy Chief Aaron Lipski said.

Fire officials say the fire was out by 3:08 a.m.

Information related to the full reopening of Fridays will be announced later.

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