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Port Washington restaurants open after Prospect Avenue fire

An exterior view of the back of the

An exterior view of the back of the restaurant from the dock at Louie's Oyster Bar & Grille which is located on Main street in Port Washington. Credit: Allison Michael Orenstein

Downtown restaurants in Port Washington were open Wednesday after a fatal explosion and fire at a nearby residence Tuesday night..

The blast, which occurred about 9 p.m. Tuesday, was felt a mile away. One person died. Five firefighters were injured. Read about the fire here.

Main Street restaurants were not damaged by either the explosion or the fire. One of the major eateries, Louie's Oyster Bar & Grille, had customers exit quickly. The restaurant is open today, from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dynasty, a Chinese restaurant close by, is open until 9:30 p.m. or 10 p.m. today.

The destroyed residence, which was built in 1908, was a few blocks from the downtown business district.

Louie's Oyster Bar & Grille, 395 Main St., Port Washington; 516-883-4242.

Dynasty, 405 Main St., Port Washington; 516-883-4100.

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