Last Night at 3 am officials were called to Main St. in Amherst to investigate a fire in the local coffee shop. The coffee shop, situated between the diner and the clothing boutique, won Best Coffee shop in Western Massachusetts last year. The fire was reported by the owner of the diner next door and was cleaning up after closing when she smelled the smoke. There was no injuries from the fire, however there is significant damage to the structure. The space is owned by the landlord who will be responsible for the damage costs. The coffee shop was recently in the news regarding the use of public sidewalks. The Boutique owner reported the use of the coffee’s shops tables and chairs taking up too much of the public walkway. Currently, foul play is expected. Detectives are investigating the case.
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