Celebrity chef Sean Brock is being forced to indefinitely shut down his restaurant Husk in Nashville after a devastating fire severely damaged the property. No employees or patrons were hurt in the fire and the kitchen remains undamaged, but the fire did spread to two dining rooms that were destroyed beyond repair.
Husk opened three years ago in the Rutledge Hill neighborhood of Nashville and celebrates the tradition of Southern dining. It’s the second location of the restaurant, and the original is in Charleston, South Carolina.
The fire started late Wednesday night in the upstairs rooms of the house, according to the Nashville Scene.
"It's not as bad as it could have been," said general manager David Grossman. "Five more minutes and the whole place could have gone up.”
There is no word yet on whether Sean Brock will attempt to reopen the Nashville location of Husk. However, two more locations in Greenville, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia, are already in the works for fall 2016 and spring 2017, respectively.