Kitchen fire temporarily closes Finnish Bistro

By Scott Carlson

News flash:

The Finnish Bistro Cafe & Coffee, a popular St. Anthony Park eatery, suffered a kitchen fire Friday morning and expects to be closed through at least Tuesday and possibly to the end of the coming week.

Bistro owner Sandra Weise told the Bugle on Saturday morning, “We are not certain of the cause” of the fire.

Weise reported no one was injured but her business, including an electric grill, suffered smoke and water damage.

The fire forced the Bistro to cancel some music performances from groups and local entertainers scheduled Friday night and on through the weekend.

Weise said it might take her business, at 2264 Como Ave., several days to clean up from the fire and replace damaged kitchen equipment.

The Bugle will update this report as more details become available.

Scott Carlson is managing editor of the Bugle.

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