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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Woodstock > The Iron Grill
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The Iron Grill
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 Database Info
created by Intrinsic on 1/7/2010 2:35 AM
last modified by RiddimRyder on 6/24/2014 5:29 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
A large restaurant with sports bar on the end.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address
1242 Dundas Street
Woodstock, Ontario
Canada
Owner:
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  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 2009
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     History
    The Town and Country began as a classy eatery that was popular among Woodstock residents. The operation changed owners over the years and was eventually renamed to the Iron Grill. The last change in ownership occurred in September of 2007 when Toronto businessman Umakanth Nadarajah purchased the business for approximately $1 million dollars.

    Flooding at the Iron Grill during the summer of 2009 lead to the restaurant being closed for three weeks while contractors repaired the damage.

    On the evening of August 12, 2009 at approximately 10 PM an explosion occurred at the restaurant. The Oxford Community Police Service, Woodstock Fire Services and the Oxford Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene. A group of Iron Grill employees also gathered near a police barricade on Dundas Street to watch the fire.

    Emergency crews located two men (20-year-old Mohammad Sarfraz and 19-year-old Osama Akhtar) outside the restaurant suffering from severe and life threatening burns. One was taken by ambulance to Hamilton Hospital Burn Unit and the other to the London Hospital Burn unit.

    One witness reported that smoke was still coming off of the two men, one of whom was rolling around and screaming.

    Sarfraz later died of his injuries.

    The Ontario Fire Marshall ruled the fire was suspicious in nature and that arson was the cause of the explosion. There has been no report of charges laid in connection to the arson and no explanation as to why the men were in the area of the restaurant at the time of the explosion.

    The restaurant had been up for sale since mid-July for 1.4 million dollars.


     Media Coverage
    http://www.lfpress...h-massive-injuries

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    http://woodstockse...lay.aspx?e=1713538
    http://www.woodsto...NEL-REVIEW%20STAFF
    http://www.lfpress...8/05/18517126.html
     Future Plans
    Most likely it will be demolished and something will take its place.
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    December 2009
    Thu, Jan 7th, 2010
    posted by Intrinsic
    17 pictures
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    Charred remains
    Sun, Apr 18th, 2010
    posted by phrenzee
    14 pictures


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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 6/25/2014 9:29 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jun 25 14 at 9:29, Steed validated this location
  • on Jun 24 14 at 17:29, RiddimRyder changed the following: Media Coverage
  • on Jan 19 12 at 11:24, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Jan 18 12 at 20:24, RiddimRyder changed the following: Media Coverage
  • on Aug 9 11 at 15:57, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Aug 6 11 at 12:34, phrenzee changed the following: Media Coverage
  • on Oct 3 10 at 16:36, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Oct 3 10 at 12:34, phrenzee changed the following: Status
  • on Oct 3 10 at 12:29, phrenzee updated gallery picture
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