UPDATE: Fire Tears Through Ferguson's Cafe And The Milk Bottle - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Fire Tears Through Ferguson's Cafe And The Milk Bottle

SPOKANE, Wash. - The owners of Ferguson's Café and Mary Lou's Milk Bottle continue clean up efforts after a suspicious fire tore through the restaurants Sunday night.

Ferguson's Café co-owner Dave Jones says most of the memorabilia inside the restaurant is ruined, however, there are a few pictures that may be salvageable along with the iconic Ferguson's Café sign.

Right now Ferguson's owners are looking for construction bids as they try to figure out if they will have enough insurance money to rebuild and trying to see if they will be able to rebuild in the Garland District.

Jones says he hopes to rebuild in the same community, but time will tell.

Not only is insurance reimbursement a big question, but also where Ferguson's Café employees will work. Jones says between 6 to 7 waitresses and employees are without a job.

As for Mary Lou's Milk Bottle, clean up crews are working to open the restaurant soon. According to fire district officials, the milk bottle itself, a piece of the national Historic Register, is structurally sound and will continue standing.

This story was filed by KHQ Local News Reporter & Anchor Jennifer Rohrer

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