Historic Haymont Grill gutted by fire early Saturday morning

Sixty years of Fayetteville dining and community history collapsed early Saturday morning as the Haymont Grill & Steak House was gutted by a pre-dawn fire.

According to fire officials, the cause cannot yet be determined, Fayetteville Battalion Chief Michael Martin said. Traffic in the area around the restaurant, including Fort Bragg Road and Morganton Road, was rerouted most of the day until a lane was opened in the afternoon.

As fire crews from across the city doused hot spots among the debris at the top of Haymount Hill, friends stopped to offer condolences and support to owner Pete Skenteris. He and his wife, Frederika, sat across the street on a pair of restaurant chairs rescued for them by city firefighters.

(Fayetteville Observer, 4/12/2016)

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