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One year after major fire, former La Crosse restaurant site is empty and waiting for development



A downtown La Crosse restaurant quickly became a hole in the ground following a fire, on this date a year ago. 

The India Curry House was torn down after partially collapsing because of a kitchen fire on April 28th, 2022 that spread throughout the 4th Street building.  The cause of the fire has never officially been determined. 

The India Curry restaurant is destroyed by fire on Apr. 28th, 2022

The basement hole left after the fire has been filled in.  City Hall tells us the buildings on either side of the lot, which were condemned for a time after the fire, are no longer considered in danger.

The north wall of the Glory Days building still shows signs of the April 2022 fire that destroyed a neighboring restaurant

The fire at the India Curry House was reported just after 4 a.m. on April 28th. Second floor apartments were evacuated, and the fire spread throughout the building, leading to much of the front wall of the building collapsing later that morning. The restaurant was demolished before the day was over.

The hole left by the fire was filled in recently, and the empty lot on 4th is awaiting possible future development.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. nick

    April 29, 2023 at 6:44 am

    This article should have contained information on the future of the bar and the other premises. The usual reporting seen on all newscasts brief article with little information leaving reader or viewer with plenty of questions and no where to get answers.

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