MAYVILLE – The Village of Mayville Historian says a nearly 70-year-old diner that was destroyed by fire late Monday was a staple in the community for many years.
A police officer on patrol first spotted smoke coming from the Mayville Diner on Chautauqua Street shortly before 11 p.m.
Several area fire departments assisted Mayville Fire Crews battle the blaze overnight. No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.
Historian Devon Taylor says the historic dining car was built at a factory in Silver Creek before it was shipped to Mayville in the early 1950s. Since then, the building has been renovated several times.
“Mayville has changed a lot since the 1950s,” said Taylor. “The diner has been there, its been an important location where everyone came to meet.”
Taylor says this was not the first fire the location, although, most were minor.
Crews say the building is a total loss.