Foutch’s Pub faces long-term repairs after June 30 fire



Foutch’s Pub on Linden Road is expected to be closed for several months following a fire on June 30. Photo by Ben Gagnon

Foutch’s Pub on Linden Road is expected to be closed for several months following a fire on June 30. Photo by Ben Gagnon

FLINT TWP. — Foutch’s Pub in Flint Township will be closed for the foreseeable future, following an early morning fire that ripped through the establishment last week.

At around 3 a.m. on June 30, the Flint Township Fire Department responded to reports of smoke and flames pouring from the roof of the building on 1477 S. Linden Road. Fire crews contained the blaze to the pub and prevented it from spreading to nearby businesses in the plaza.

Foutch’s Pub sustained heavy fire and water damage, while the Strike Zone Baseball and Vehicle City CrossFit businesses next door reported some smoke and water damage. No injuries were reported from the fire.

After the fire was extinguished, Foutch’s Pub released a statement via social media to thank fire crews for saving the business from complete devastation.

“Early this morning, multiple fire crews from the area battled to save Foutch’s Pub and surrounding businesses in the mall. We are incredibly grateful for their quick response and action, which as a result, have given us hope that we will once again be able to open our doors to the amazing community who have supported us over the last 12 years. Thank you from the very bottom of our hearts for the outpouring of love since early this morning and for the genuine concern for the well-being of our staff and family.”

In a separate post, Foutch’s Pub indicated that the business will be rebuilt. Management with the pub has estimated that it could take nine months to a year to repair the interior.

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the fire.

The Flint Township Fire Department was assisted on-scene by the Swartz Creek, Mundy Township and Grand Blanc Township fire departments.