There was a big fire at Bond Street Sushi this morning (MANHATTAN: 75-365, BOND ST X LAFFAYETTE ST, FIRE IN A 4 STY 25 X 80 MD, MAIN BODY FIRE K/D --MNS, 5:32am.) Our tipster, who lives across the street, reports the restaurant was gutted. Too bad-- though expensive, that's long been one of the best sushi spots downtown.

Update-- Eater went down to the scene, and says it's just the front rooms that were destroyed. Over/under on the rebuild? We're going to say 4 weeks and $500k from the insurance company.

Photo of the bar at Bond Street by Youngna Park.