Disaster Reports: Rare Reopens After Fire, Vesper Gone for Good

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Per our tweet, Rare Bar and Grill’s Bleecker Street location was briefly shuttered owing to a fire. We’re told there was a minor electrical problem in the walls, and the restaurant reopened for business on Saturday. Less fortunate is Clinton Hill’s Vesper Bar and Lounge, which, according to the Times, was destroyed on Sunday when cracks in the wall caused its building to collapse. The bar was closed at the time and there were no injuries.