God bless Montague Liquors, which suffered a devastating fire here in BK Heights yesterday morning. Within 12 hours, as I walked home from din-din last night, the retailer, alongside the dry cleaner that was decimated by flames, was boarded up, the plywood painted white and a sweet, neighborly sign posted upfront.
Optimistic, I'd say, but a peak inside Friday revealed that it appears much of the damage was caused by smoke and water. Thankfully, the booze appears to have survived. Good thing, too. It's only Friday/7:15 p.m. and my supply of gin is running low...Here's some exclusive footage posted on the Brooklyn Heights Blog by Karl Junkersfeld just as the fire was tamed.