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'Cheesecake' fire closes next-door restaurant

Original post made on Jul 30, 2009

A small fire behind the Cheesecake Factory restaurant in downtown Palo Alto Wednesday night has resulted in the temporary closure of an adjacent restaurant, Madison & Fifth, due to damages to fire-safety equipment. The fire, initially thought to be in a rubbish container, turned out to be in a grease container behind the building at 375 University Ave.

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Posted by JMB
a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 30, 2009 at 1:28 pm

Not surprising. There are always at least 3 people behind Cheesecake Factory smoking every time I walk by there.


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Posted by Toady
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 30, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Well, thats' one way to get get rid of a competitor.


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Posted by Christine Suppes
a resident of Stanford
on Jul 31, 2009 at 6:53 pm

Remember when the Cheesecake Factory used to be an outdoor sport and mountain gear store? What has happened to Palo Alto?


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