A little after 4:00 a.m. this morning, the apartment above Hanover Street hangout Palace Hotel caught fire. The employees and patrons still in the bar evacuated after a knock on the door informing them of the flames. According to multiple reports, there is extensive water damage to Palace Hotel, as well as structural damage to the building.
Palace Hotel co-owners Taylor Grant and Shep Rose (of Southern Charm fame) have not made a statement yet on steps moving forward. The bar's Facebook page is full of well-wishes and one unfortunate post from a claims consultant.