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Fire-damaged building on Bde Maka Ska to be torn down Tuesday

May 24, 2019 06:50 PM

A building that housed a popular restaurant along the north shore of Bde Maka Ska that was deemed unsalvageable after it was engulfed in flames last week is set to be torn down next week.

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) announced Friday that the building is set to be torn down and removed on Tuesday, weather permitting.

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The building was engulfed in flames May 16, and after investigating, police opened a criminal investigation into the fire. While two suspects were seen on camera near the time of the fire, no arrests have been made at this time.

The fire remains under investigation by Minneapolis Police and Minneapolis Fire.

A release from MPRB said it's working closely with Lola's on the Lake owner Louis King to continue providing food service by having Lola's Food Trucks at the park starting Memorial Day Weekend. Park staff are also bringing portable toilets to the busy area.

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