Late Night Fire at The Metro

Mike Paulus, photos by Luong Huynh |

Dessa at The Metro, Sept. 2019
Dessa at The Metro, Sept. 2019

The Metro in downtown Eau Claire (201 E Lake Street) sustained some fire damage Monday night around 10pm.

A statement from The Metro reads, "First of all, and most importantly- no one was hurt. Over the next few days, we will be assessing the situation. We will do everything we can to make sure all events scheduled at The Metro move forward. Please check back for updates later this week, and thank you so much for your support."

Since The Metro opened in late 2017, it's become an active venue for live music, private events, and other entertainment, hosting annual shows such as Stage Fright and Decadent Cabaret (scheduled for March 5-7, 2020).  

Reports from WQOW News 18 provide a few more details: 

• fire contained to a kitchen area
• other parts of building sustained smoke and water damage 
• investigation ongoing, damages currently estimated at $150,000