Bronx Bar reopens after lightning strike caused downpour of bricks

The Bronx Bar reopened Thursday night. By Steve Neavling/MCM.
The Bronx Bar reopened Thursday night. By Steve Neavling/MCM.

The Bronx Bar has reopened after being forced to close its doors late last week when bricks from a neighboring apartment crashed through the rear of the building, damaging the kitchen and bathroom.

The popular Cass Corridor bar reopened Thursday evening but wasn’t serving food because of the damaged kitchen.

The damage was caused late last week when a neighboring apartment was hit by lightning, tearing off some of the brick exterior. The city has required residents of the apartment to stay out until it’s determine whether the building is safe.

The Bronx Bar is known for its dark, no-frills environment, cheap drinks and two juke boxes packed with eclectic tunes.

Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.