Fire Guts Mitchell Restaurant

Mitchell has lost another restaurant, this time to fire. Firefighters responded to the Perkin’s Family Restaurant shortly after midnight.

Fire Marshal Shannon Sandoval says crews knocked down the blaze in about two hours with mutual aid from Mount Vernon, Ethan and Alexandria fire departments. No one was hurt.

He says the South Dakota Fire Marshal is being called in as well as the Division of Criminal Investigation. At this point no cause has been determined.

Recently Burger King and Hardee’s closed. Whiskey Creek closed earlier this year. On a brighter note, it was announced Monday a new Italian restaurant is planned for the Western Building that’s being renovated in downtown Mitchell.