Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services responded to a fire at Main Street Mediterranean Cafe in downtown Duluth on Monday night.
Photo: Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services
Photo: Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services

Gwinnett restaurant suffers ‘extensive damage’ in nighttime fire

A restaurant in the heart of downtown Duluth was severely damaged by a fire Monday night, Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services said.

Main Street Mediterranean Cafe is now closed until it has repaired the damage caused by the nighttime fire. Crews responded to the restaurant at 9:07 p.m. Monday, finding an active blaze inside. The fire did not spread to neighboring buildings, but three businesses adjacent to the cafe suffered smoke damage, according to Capt. Tommy Rutledge, a spokesman for the fire department.

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The fire was under control by 9:32 p.m. The restaurant was closed at the time, and nobody was inside. No injuries were reported for civilians or firefighters.

Main Street Mediterranean Cafe said on Facebook that they will remain closed temporarily to repair the damage from the fire. No re-opening date has been announced yet.

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