Thursday, October 4, 2012

Breaking News! Fire At D'Amico's On Court Street

Breaking News! Fire At D'Amico's On Court Street

Just got a report that there is smoke coming out of D'Amico's, the coffee roaster and café on Court Street. Fire trucks and an ambulance are on the scene.   An elderly gentleman was carried out on a stretcher, but appeared to be fine.
Someone indicated that the coffee roaster had caught fire.

Just recently, D'Amicos, which has been in business at 309 Court Street since 1948, had been dealing with an anonymous 311 caller, who had complained about the smell of roasting coffee. The same person had also called in a few false alarms to the Fire Department.

The 311 calls had prompted a visit from an New York City's Department of Environmental Protection inspector, who told the d'Amicos that they needed a costly after-burner to reduce the smell.

Joan D'Amico explained to me back in April of this year that they were in the process of looking into the necessary requirements and are in the process of correcting the problem, but that it would take some time.

Hopefully, this is not the end for this much-loved family-owned business.  Carroll Gardens would not be the same without them.

Thank you to Lucy Paynter for the photos.

Related reading:

The Smell Of Roasting Coffee Just Part Of Carroll Gardens' Charm

D'Amico To Anonymous 311 Caller In New Message: Stop Calling DEP And Fire Department

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