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Henri’s Cheese & Wine Shop Is Temporarily Closed After Fire

No reopening date set yet

Austin Fire Department outside of Henri's
Austin Fire Department outside of Henri's
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Henri’s, the cheese and wine shop and restaurant on South Lamar, caught on fire today during lunch service, as pointed out by a tipster. The heavy flames are enclosed in the attic, according to the Austin Fire Department. The AFD shared photos of the thick cloud of smoke and firefighters climbing to the roof of the building. Eater has reached out for more information, watch this space for updates.

Update, April 22: Austin Way started a GoFundMe campaign to help Henri's raise money to fix the restaurant.

Update, April 7: No one was injured during the fire, as Henri's noted on Facebook today. However, because of the damages, the restaurant is closed until further notice.

As most of you are now aware, Henri's suffered a devastating fire yesterday. First and foremost, we want to say that...

Posted by henri's cheese and wine on Thursday, April 7, 2016

Update, April 6, 3:36 p.m.: The Austin Fire Department estimated that the total damages for both Henri's and Barley Swine are worth $200,000 in structure and $100,000 for content.

Update, April 6, 12:50 p.m.: The AFD put out the fire, and reports that there are damages to Henri's, as well as smoke damage to the next-door Barley Swine. The fire started because of roof repairs.

Henri’s opened in 2012 with cheese, wine, charcuterie, and burgers, right next door to Barley Swine, which has since moved to Burnet. Barley’s vacant space is being used as a private event space for the time being.


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