Barracudas Closes Temporarily After Fire

| July 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

On Sunday, July 4th, a fire started at Barracudas in Locust Point. The Baltimore Fire Department arrived at the scene to extinguish the fire, and the restaurant closed immediately after. There were no injuries.

Below are updates from Barracudas’ Facebook and Instagram pages.

We’re still at a loss for words as we try to make sense of what occurred on Sunday July 4th. ⁣

The crazy thing about a fire is how quickly it happens. One minute we were making Watermelon Crushes and the next our world was crumbling down around us. We are blown away by how quickly our staff, neighbors, fire department, friends & families reacted, remained calm & took charge to help us handle the situation. To say we pulled together is an absolute understatement. ⁣

While we are heartbroken for our building, we are beyond blessed that everyone is safe. A building & whatever’s in it can be rebuilt & replaced, but people can’t. As long as we have each other, we can come back from anything. (Haven’t we proved that already??? #CoronaMixUp) ⁣

When the dust settled, there were open arms & familiar faces everywhere we turned. We are so appreciative of the outpouring of love & support we’ve received—we are more than grateful to be part of such a caring community. ⁣

As we begin to navigate this difficult time, we know we have a long road ahead of us. But we also know we have quite the army behind us. We can guarantee Barracudas WILL. BE. BACK. stronger than ever. ⁣

As of right now, we don’t have many answers but we promise to update you along the way. Here’s to overcoming yet another obstacle 💪🏼

A GoFundMe was started for Barracudas by Lauren Mason. From the page:

Hello neighbors and friends- unfortunately on the 4th of July our favorite neighborhood bar/restaurant/2nd home suffered a devastating fire that is going to take them the next few months to rebuild. Not only did this place just survive a world pandemic, but now they were just hit with this road block. If you have ever been to Cudas- not only is the food amazing but all the staff make you feel like you are part of the family there. Billy has done a ton for the community, and we feel like we should help him in return. We hope this money can help rebuild Cudas, but also help support the staff as Billy continued to pay and support his staff through the entire pandemic. So please help! Donate what ya can so we can start saying JEET YET again!

Pizza di Joey donated 50% of its sales on Monday to Barracudas.

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