CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A historic landmark restaurant burned down Sunday morning.
Lancer Steakhouse located at 7707 Carnegie Avenue went up into flames around 5:30 a.m.
Fire investigators are still looking into the cause, no word whether or not the building was insured by the owners or not.
Rainee Flemming, an employee of the historic restaurant spoke of the unfortunate blaze saying "for the majority of us, this was our only job. So it's just a shock right now, especially before the holidays."
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson released the following statement late Monday afternoon.
"This historic Cleveland landmark has been a staple in the community for many years and is known across the country. I stand with the community awaiting a rebuild of Lancer Steakhouse."
Lancer Steakhouse had been a landmark of midtown Cleveland for over 50 years. The restaurant was closed and reopened under new ownership about 3-years ago.