Fire at Tess’ Lark Tavern

Lark Tavern Sign

We here at are devastated by the fire that tore through Tess’ Lark Tavern this morning. Tess’ is our home away from home. And this is a sad day, indeed.

Thankfully, no one was injured in the blaze.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Tess, Nicole and the entire staff, and we hope that the Lark Tavern will be back soon – better than ever.

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7 Responses to “Fire at Tess’ Lark Tavern”

  1. Greg says:

    Here’s the latest posting from Tess’ Lark Tavern’s Facebook page: “The out pour and response is truly amazing. Tess and the entire staff of Lark Tavern are deeply warmed with your thoughts, prayers, and support. As we gather ourselves and the smoke clears we will begin to take the next step, and will continue to keep you updated. Once again Thank You ♥”

  2. Tim says:

    What a sad day! Thankfully no one was injuried and here’s hoping for a speedy recovery to this ordeal. Looking forward to the re-opening!

  3. Michael Poulopoulos says:

    Truly a sad day for Albany and its music community. There are a couple of support efforts I’m aware of. First is restauranter, Matt Baumgartner’s donation collection:

    The other I found was local artist Samson Contompasis (who recently put his gallery back on track after a fire consumed the space) fundraiser for May 22nd at the Marketplace Gallery.

    I’m betting that there will be more…

  4. Greg says:

    Thanks, Mike. If you’re an artist who would like to donate a piece of artwork to the Marketplace Gallery fundraiser for Tess’, you can contact Samson at

  5. Greg says:

    The Fuzebox in Albany is also doing its bit with a Tess’ Lark Tavern Fundraiser on Friday, May 21. Erin Harkes will be performing.

  6. LiLi says:

    RE: Friday, May 21. Erin Harkes will be performing.

    I see it mentioned on Facebook but not a time, do you know what time it starts?

  7. albie says:

    I’ll tell you what, i have shed more than a few tears today. Tess has been a great, supportive presence in my life personally, and she has helped our community, musical and otherwise, in more ways than any of us will ever know. This is an awful, awful tragedy for all of us.

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