A late evening/early morning fire has claimed the building housing Hana Restaurant in Albertville.
Witnesses said flames were shooting from the roof of the building – which originally housed Perkins and also hosted John Hardy’s restaurant in its history on Albertville’s main thoroughfare – LaBeaux Avenue. The fire started shortly before midnight on Thursday night and spilled into Friday morning.
A new ownership group had been running the sushi restaurant out of the location since opening in 2016. The building was owned by JLC, which owned the Perkins and John Hardy’s restaurants. The restaurant is estimated to be worth about $725,000, according to tax documents on record with Wright County.
Crews arrived on scene before dawn Friday morning to find the building fully engulfed. A report from Albertville Fire Department was not available at the time of this report, but witnesses said crews from Albertville, St. Michael and Hanover were all on the scene to battle the blaze, which was brought under control before 7:30 a.m., but not before the building was a total loss.
The Wright County Sheriff’s Office was also assisting at the scene of the fire.
It’s the second STMA restaurant recently lost to fire – Dairy Queen in St. Michael was severely damaged by fire earlier this winter. Fourteen Foods, owner of that property, said an extensive remodel will be done on the St. Michael DQ, but the store would re-open this year. A timeline had not been set.
Albertville’s Prairie Run restaurant also closed this year, per owner’s decision.