Gail Schoenberg PR sent this missive to Grub Street, minutes ago:
Before rumors start flying, please be aware that this afternoon, a careless individual was smoking next door or above bar Q and started a fire in the atrium. So, bar Q is temporarily closed for this evening. I will keep you posted with any further information.
Remember smokers, only you can prevent restaurant fires.
Update: Bar Q’s reps are backing away from the anti-smoking sentiment: “We have NOT determined the source of the fire.” But if you want to eat at bar Q tomorrow, it’ll be open at 5:30.