SAFD checking out the scene at Cured earlier this afternoon.
A possible issue with the ventilation system inside Cured's kitchen shut down the restaurant this afternoon. Four firetrucks and several police cars were at the scene. Kitchen and waitstaff members waited outside the restaurant along with diners who were ushered out of the eatery at around 2:30 in the afternoon.
Robert Rodriguez, general manager of Cured, said management was still unsure about what effect this would have on service going forward.
Cured updated its Facebook account at 3:53 p.m. with the following message:
As a first time restaurant owner, what we hear is that you "always have to have one small glitch to christen things for good luck the rest of the year." We are sorry we had to close this evening due to a small fire in the kitchen. Regardless of how small or large the fire, it is a requirement by the Fire Dept. to close the entire restaurant to assess the situation. Lucky for us it was small. We have redirected all reservations to our friends and neighboring restaurants. We will keep you posted with our status for reopening. Thank you for your understanding and stay cool out there, San Antonio.
Cured will reopen Thursday, per the restaurant's latest Facebook post:
We are continuing to work on the repairs to the back wall that was damaged from the small fire on Friday. We will be reopening on Thursday with something hot: our "Firehouse Menu." We apologize if you were counting on us for lunch or dinner service during this unexpected time of closing.