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Bloomington Restaurant, Bar Alchemy Closed After Weekend Fire

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Alchemy opened in the Princess Theater earlier this year. (Sean Hogan, WFIU/WTIU News)

Bloomington restaurant Alchemy will remain closed indefinitely after a fire over the weekend.

The restaurant and bar opened in the historic Princess Theater on N. Walnut just seven months ago.

"Halting your business seven months in is really, really tough," says owner Logan Hunter. "We don’t have cash flow, we don’t have a whole bunch of revenue already generated and we don’t have this well of money to dip into."

Hunter says insurance agents are still investigating, but they believe the fire was started by an electrical circuit malfunction. 

Hunter says the fire department was called to the building early Saturday morning.

"There’s a fair amount of damage done to the back bar and we lost a whole lot of inventory," Hunter says. "We’re going to have to really get into the extent of the damage after the investigation’s done."

Hunter says he spent two years renovating the building before opening the restaurant.

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