Sad news today-Oslo Coffee on Bedford Avenue suffered severe damage after a fire broke out earlier this afternoon. Gothamist reports:
Fire engulfed the hole-in-the wall Bedford Avenue location of Oslo, a wildly popular coffe shop in Williamsburg. The FDNY tell us the fire broke out shortly before noon and was brought under control within 45 minutes. (As it happens, there’s a fire station roughly a block away.) While the cause of the blaze is still being determined, the spokesman added that it appeared the fire ripped through the shop’s duct work.
On Twitter, Oslo confirmed that the coffee shop had “burned to the ground.” Fortunately, according to the FDNY, no one was injured. Meghan Overdeep, Olso’s social media manager, tells us, “The fire started suddenly. The owners and managers are there now trying to figure out what started it, but the store is basically gone. It’s still standing but it’s been gutted. Thankfully all of our employees and customers are okay.”
This is obviously terrible news for Oslo’s owners and employees, but fans of the coffee purveyor can at least take solace that the larger Oslo location in Williamsburg is just a short walk away at 133 Roebling Street.