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VIDEOS: Perrysburg restaurant goes up in flames, deemed total loss

Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 3:07 PM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Fire crews are working to put out a massive fire at a Perrysburg restaurant.

Social Gastropub went up in flames Thursday afternoon. Photos from the scene from the Perrysburg Fire Department showed flames through the roof and smoke plumes could be seen from miles away.

Perrysburg FD said no one was hurt in the incident. The Perrysburg Fire Chief told 13abc the building is a total loss and crews will need to tear the building down. He said boxes outside caught on fire and the wind spread the flames. Someone tried to get it out with a fire extinguisher but the wind was too strong and the flames continued to spread.

Those looking to help the employees can donate on a GoFundMe page here.

Ye Olde Cock n’ Bull Tavern, a Toledo restaurant and bar, are also looking to help the staff of Social Gastropub. On June 25 and 26 they will donate all of their earnings to the staff.

Other restaurants like the Sunset Bistro in Bowling Green, Local Thyme in Whitehouse and Blue Pacific Grill in Perrysburg are all collecting donations for staff members. On Wednesday, they will donate 10% of their sales.

The tavern is located on 9 N Huron St. in Toledo and they are open on the weekends from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M.

The restaurant is owned by former UT quarterback and Steelers quarterback Bruce Gradkowski. 13abc’s Kristy Gerlett spoke with him minutes after he arrived. Watch the full interview below.

Bruce Gradkowski, former UT and Steelers quarterback and owner of Social Gastropub, speaks with 13abc after fire officials deem the building a total loss.
Social Gastropub in Perrysburg went up in flames and viewers caught it on camera.

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