KARK reports that
COTHAM'S MERCANTILE: Destroyed by fire.
that began before midnight destroyed Cotham's,
the venerable mercantile store-turned-restaurant in the farming community of Scott.
The cause isn't known. The 100-year-old business has been famous in its recent history, since the mid-1980s, for hubcap-sized burgers and fried catfish, served amid the shelving and bric-a-brac of a country store. The restaurant inspired a city version of the restaurant near the Capitol.
AFTERMATH: At Cotham's.