LOCAL RESTAURANT GOES UP IN FLAME

Below are a couple articles I found recently about a local Shoeless Joe's bar. Since I have lived in this community for my whole life I find it weird that this location always has problems. There have been so many bars that have come and gone out of this location. It has always been a spot with bad luck. These two articles speak about how there was a fire set by a man who was there one night. I believe that the Shoeless Joe company has made this establishment into something that the community can rally behind since it is in the middle of a commercial plaza among thousands of houses. The establishments of the past have not been as nice or friendly toward the community. For their sake I hope they do stay and move past this incident.

The Shoeless Joe's restaurant at Dundas St. W. and Wolfedale Rd. was gutted by a major fire there early this morning.
Fire trucks from several stations responded to the blaze at 777 Dundas St. W. after it was reported by a passerby at about 2:30 a.m. Firefighters quickly arrived at the scene and extinguished the blaze, but not until there was heavy damage done to the building."I don't have a fire loss figure, but the damage was extensive," said Cst. J.P. Valade of Peel Regional Police.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this point. The Ontario Fire Marshal's office has been called in to investigate and crews from Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services will be at the scene this morning to further investigate.

 

Shoeless Joe's blaze deliberate

Fire. Officials from the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office and Peel Regional Police have determined the fire that gutted Shoeless Joe's restaurant was deliberately set. They were on seen last week investigating. Photo by Fred Loek
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A fire that gutted a Shoeless Joe's sports bar in central Mississauga last Monday was the work of an arsonist.
The Ontario Fire Marshal's Office, which earlier today concluded its investigation into the blaze at the Dundas St. W./Wolfedale Rd. restaurant, has determined it was intentionally set, according to Mississauga fire officials.
Peel Regional Police are now on the hunt for the arsonist, who caused more than $500,000 damage to the restaurant.
There were no injuries.
For most of last week, a police cruiser guarded the establishment and yellow police tape cordoned off the entrance while fire officials investigated.
Cst. Wayne Patterson said there's no connection between the Shoeless Joe's fire and last Wednesday's inferno that caused $5 million damage to Erindale Corporate Centre, at 1270 Central Pkwy. W.
Police allege that blaze, in which several people suffered minor injuries and some 200 people were trapped inside the burning building for more than an hour, was set by a Mississauga man now being sought by authorities.
Mikhail Khavkine, 42, is wanted for arson in connection with that fire.
Police believe the target may have been the constituency office of Bob Dechert, Conservative MP for Mississauga-Erindale. His office is on the third floor, where the fire started.
Dechert said Khavkine came to his office late last month with a problem he wanted the MP's staff members to resolve. When they couldn’t help him, he left.
Khavkine is described as white, 5-foot-11, about 200 pounds with a heavy build. He may be driving a white, four-door, 1991 Mercury Sable. Police say he may have travelled north of the GTA.
Anyone with information is urged to call police at               905-453-3311         905-453-3311. 

Fire. Officials from the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office and Peel Regional Police have determined the fire that gutted Shoeless Joe's restaurant was deliberately set. They were on seen last week investigating. Photo by Fred Loek
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Articles taken from the Mississauga news online.
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