As many of you know the building that Vin de Set, Moulin Events & Meetings, PW Pizza and 21st Brewer’s Bar occupied for the last 16 years suffered a devastating rooftop fire that started in the very early morning hours of September 19th, 2022, the fire spread ultimately destroying the entire rooftop deck. It was later determined, through video footage, that the fire was caused by patrons smoking in a non-smoking area who then extinguished their cigarettes in one of our hanging rooftop planters. The fire slowly spread from the planter over several hours ultimately destroying the entire rooftop deck. While the fire itself was mostly contained to the rooftop area, the water used to extinguish it severely damaged all levels from the 2nd floor down to the basement.
After making structural repairs, replacing the roof, 3rd floor windows and removing all floors and drywall below, it became very clear that this was an enormous remediation and re-hab undertaking. Our businesses were built over the course of 16 years through continued re-investment, and now we find ourselves at the very beginning again.
After months of obtaining bids to rebuild and carry out the necessary fire remediation as well as determining the insurance loss limits, it has become clear that the funds necessary to rebuild the structure as it once was just aren’t there to do so.
It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing the permanent closer of Vin de Set, PW Pizza and 21st Street Brewer’s Bar.
Moulin which offers parties in multiple other locations nearby, Eleven Eleven Mississippi, Hamilton’s Urban Steakhouse and Winnie’s Wine Bar are not affected by this decision and are open for business as usual. Several of our team members who were displaced by the fire, work at these locations and we encourage you to visit them in the near future as they would love to reconnect with all of you who have gotten to know them over the years.
We thank you for all your patronage, support and great memories since these businesses opened and hope to continue to serve you in one of our other locations in the future.
Paul & Wendy Hamilton