Big V's still standing after fire on University Avenue


The building next door to Big V's in St. Paul caught fire around 9:15 p.m. last night and sent a wave of panic throughout Twitter and the blogosphere that the punk club might be threatened by the blaze. Luckily, the fire was contained in the vacant building, which sits between Big V's Saloon and Hot Rod's Bar and Grill, and did not spread to either of the neighboring businesses.

According to the Pioneer Press, "Fire Marshal Steve Zaccard confirmed later that the cause of the fire was arson, though he gave no additional detail."

KSTP has a video of the damage: