Sep 11, 2012 12:46 PM by Melissa Canone

Early morning fire destroys an Abbeville restaurant

Firefighters from Abbeville and Erath were on the scene this morning at Riverfront Restaurant located at 503 West Port Street in Abbeville.

According to assistant Chief Matt Suire, the fire started in the kitchen, which is a total loss, and the dining area suffered heavy smoke. No one was in the restaurant when the fire broke out. The fire remains under investigation.

The restaurant opened October 13, 1997, and has since won several awards for its cuisine. This October would have been the 15th anniversary. One of the owners say they hope to have it opened by Christmas.



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