I sent a note to the owners of 5th Earl yesterday after someone inquired about the status of rebuilding and reopening the space.
Last night I received a note back from 5th Earl co-owner Brian Bressler informing me that after months of waiting, they had terminated their lease with the landlord of the burned space and would not be reopening there in the future. To put it modestly, it seems there was a major falling out between parties.
Brian said that he has no immediate plans of reopening elsewhere, as they “are still muddling thru the last portion of our insurance claim, to see where we end up.”
I wish them the best, and am optimistic that one day they can do another great rehab around town and start serving up those great sandwiches again.