Delaneys in New Haven Burning.

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  1. hit728

    hit728 Aspirant (264) Mar 19, 2013 Connecticut
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    New Haven Fire Dept is working a 3 alarm fire in the basement of Delaney's on Whalley Ave.
    That sucks.
     
  2. pjs234

    pjs234 Devotee (456) Jun 29, 2008 Connecticut

  3. OkayBrendan

    OkayBrendan Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2014 Connecticut
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  4. pjs234

    pjs234 Devotee (456) Jun 29, 2008 Connecticut

    Partial collapse of the building now. Not good.
     
  5. darkandhoppy

    darkandhoppy Aspirant (263) Dec 26, 2008 Connecticut

    d'oh! that's a bummer. so sad. I went there for the first time just this past year
     
  6. Providence

    Providence Crusader (704) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Hopefully there are no injuries.
     
  7. naloxone

    naloxone Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 Connecticut

    No injuries reported at the moment, total loss of the building. Tonight's special: Gandhi-Bot Flambe. :slight_frown:
     
  8. lyoung8

    lyoung8 Initiate (114) Dec 17, 2011 New York
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    A firefighter was injured, but other than that everyone got out safely. Hopefully insurance will cover the damage to the building, but I'm doubtful about the contents of his cellar...
     
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  9. firedwarftj

    firedwarftj Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2011 Connecticut

    At this time 2 firefighters have been transported for injuries, no other injuries

    Fire is still active at this time and pictures don't do the damage justice based on several friends who I spoke to who are there

    Sad day for CT Beer world, I hope they rebuild
     
  10. xanok

    xanok Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2009 Connecticut

    Too bad. Love that place. Keeping my fingers crossed that we haven't seen the last of them.
     
  11. KevinB

    KevinB Initiate (0) May 27, 2006 New York

    just saw the news, that sucks. That place was an old school gem.
     
  12. firedwarftj

    firedwarftj Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2011 Connecticut

    Just recently announced by New Haven officials, the building will be torn down due to the magnitude of damage (the fire is still actively burning)
     
  13. mltobin

    mltobin Poo-Bah (1,861) Apr 1, 2007 Connecticut
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    It`s a terrible event to have occurred. And there are some people who live in apartments on the top floor. One of those residents appeared on the news, stating that he lost his passport, cash, and other valuables in the fire. And from his accent, he was not born in the U.S., so that makes things very difficult for him.
    Having been in business for a long time, I would hope that Delaney`s has a good insurance policy and that they can either rebuild or relocate. They are an important part of the greater New Haven craft beer scene & a neighborhood bar that is the watering hole of choice for so many locals.
     
  14. smutty33

    smutty33 Crusader (741) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    Sad to see this.I've been driving by that building all my life.Hope they rebuild.
     
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  15. medic25

    medic25 Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2004 Connecticut

  16. opwog

    opwog Initiate (0) Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

    Unbelievable. I used to go there to eat with my family when we would visit New Haven, when it was the Cape Codder, then when I moved to New Haven, we used to hit them up for happy hour mussels and hot dogs. Eventually, they opened up the back room (what because the tap room under Delaney's) and we had bands in there. Then years after leaving, when coming back to the area, I found that it had changed into Delaney's and was a great beer bar and I have been going there every visit. Basically, this place has played a part in my life for the past 40 years. Very sad to see this happen.

    http://wtnh.com/2014/08/25/new-haven-pub-catches-fire/
     
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  17. TheGator321

    TheGator321 Initiate (0) May 29, 2013 Connecticut

    hopefully they sold out of gandi bot before it burned
     
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  18. ColForbinBC

    ColForbinBC Poo-Bah (2,447) Sep 9, 2005 New Jersey
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    This is a bummer. Pretty much the first craft beer bar I frequented.
     
  19. cheers55

    cheers55 Initiate (0) Oct 25, 2005 Connecticut

    My first beer bar also. They were trailblazers.
     
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  20. DougC123

    DougC123 Disciple (334) Aug 21, 2012 Connecticut

    Past tense now, burned.
     
  21. CHADMC3

    CHADMC3 Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2005 Connecticut

    Like losing a friend- this hurts. They had good beer in New Haven before all he others. If you e been there you know there is no "replacing" it. If they rebuild the first order of business will be finding old stuff to put in it. Lets hope!
     
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  22. KendallKid

    KendallKid Initiate (0) Jun 9, 2014 New York

    Was Great White the band ?
    Sorry totally tasteless
    Hope all are ok !!!!
     
  23. Bigstein09

    Bigstein09 Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2012 Connecticut

    Don't live in CT anymore but I just heard about this. Delaney's was one of the first bars I ever went to. Sad day for SCSU students as well.
     
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  24. makisupapolice14

    makisupapolice14 Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2005 New York

    I lived in new haven for two years for grad school. Used to love going for two for one craft beer happy hour on Fridays as well as free darts and wings. I even had the chance to go out drinking with rob and the New England guys one night after a final Friday party.
     
  25. braugon

    braugon Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2013 Connecticut

    First went in 91, this is a Westville tragedy!
     
  26. Stum-pub

    Stum-pub Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2013 Connecticut

    So upset, college will now suck. No more happy hours in between/after class. Hopefully the cask of Coriolis at Prime will cheer some up.
     
  27. ILOVESTOUTS

    ILOVESTOUTS Initiate (93) Apr 13, 2006 Connecticut
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  28. FrankLloydMike

    FrankLloydMike Devotee (400) Aug 16, 2006 Massachusetts

    I've been meaning to visit Delaney's, and now sadly I missed my chance. The neighborhood lost not only what by all accounts was a great, old-school beer bar, but also a beautiful building that anchored the area (as far as I recall when passing through). While it will never be the same, I hope they rebuild both the building and the bar; and I hope that everyone who was displaced (Delaney's workers, as well as the residents upstairs) get back on their feet soon.
     
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  29. Blanco

    Blanco Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Was very sad when I read this. Although I've only been there a handful of times, it was the first real craft beer bar I ever went to. Hopefully they rebuild better than ever.
     
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