STLtoday and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch are reporting that a fire early on Sunday morning has destroyed the Halls Ferry Inn Jazz Cafe.
"No one was injured in the fire, which started in the Halls Ferry Inn Jazz Cafe, 3425 North Highway 67, about 1:30 a.m.," the story said. Known for years as simply the Halls Ferry Inn, the restaurant and bar reopened under new ownership last fall with a new menu, new look, and live music policy, featuring musicians such as saxophonists Rod Tate and Michael Fitzgerald.
Firefighters are investigating the cause of the fire, the Post story said. Local CBS affiliate KMOV also has a brief story and a photo of the Cafe's burned-out storefront here. No word yet on whether the owner, Florissant businessman Lozell Stiles, plans to rebuild, but if/when there's more information released, we'll have it for you here.
UPDATE - 4:45 p.m., 2/20/12: The other local TV news operations also covered this story; you can see the report from NBC affiliate KSDK here, and the one from Fox affiliate KTVI here.
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