PD’s been on top of this story, good for them.

A passerby reported the building ablaze at 5:30 a.m. Sunday. Fire officials said Monday they are still seeking the cause but that, so far, nothing appears suspicious.

Dixon is not so sure. His alarm company notified him of something amiss before dawn and he drove to the restaurant with his wife and son.

“When I turned the corner, I knew it was gone,” he said. “I watched it burn.”

He said he noticed that glass was shattered on a side door. Maybe the force of the fire blew it out, he said. Maybe someone broke in. “There’s always threats in this business,” Dixon said, “usually for something small.”

I’d rather not speculate here, but there is no better time for an arsonist to make sure a building goes down than pre-dawn on a Sunday morning.?? I do like hearing this from George, who was incredibly gracious to me on election night as I live-blogged from the place.

Dixon, his face resolute, said those good times will return. “Same location, same name,” he vowed. “There’s too much history.”

If George pulls this off, it would be quite the destination.

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  • mvirenicus

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  • mvirenicus

    sorry for going off topic here, but i have a slam against the plain dealer, as if we needed anything more on that score. i recently placed a classified ad through cleveland.com for publication in print and online. long story short, it is quite the ordeal to navigate the ad placement process, and there is no way to edit the ad on cleveland.com after submittal. i'm usually quite adept at this kind of stuff, but cleveland.com's classified ad ordering just adds more fuel for those who consider cleveland.com a clusterflock.

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