Pepperbelly's still has its exterior walls, but had its main theater virtually destroyed by fire on Friday night. (Brad Zweerink/Daily Republic)
Edward "Big Chuckllz" Gaines, a performer and promoter at Pepperbelly's, helps with the cleanup the bar area of the nightclub, Tuesday afternoon in downtown Fairfield. The club was destroyed by a fire Friday night. (Brad Zweerink/Daily republic)
Pepperbelly's owner Taranbir Dhanoa stands in the doorway of his destroyed nightclub in downtown Fairfield, Tuesday. Dahanoa hopes to be able to reopen the club. (Brad Zweerink/Daily Republic)
Eric Murphy, of San Francisco, a Bay Area comic who got his start at Pepperbelly's and performed there frequently, takes a look at the club for the first time on Tuesday afternoon before helping with the cleanup effort. "It's my home away from home," Murphy said.