Sundaes in Grand Gorge is total loss

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Another Grand Gorge business was destroyed by fire when flames swept through Sundaes Restaurant & Dairy Freeze early Monday morning. The building, located on Route 23, and its contents, are a complete loss. Fire fighters from Grand Gorge, Roxbury, Prattsville and Stamford responded to the blaze, which was fully involved when the call came between 3 and 4 a.m.

The Sundaes’ fire follows a blaze that destroyed Becker’s Tire Service on Route 30 on September 27. Sundaes is owned by Walt Carman of Conesville who purchased it more than a year ago and, following renovations, opened in August, 2012. Bernice Strand, who owns Creekside Café across Route 23 from Sundaes, told the News on Tuesday that the entire community is shocked by the fire and is ready to help in any way it can. “It’s a shame,” she said. Fire investigators were scheduled to be on the scene Tuesday morning in an attempt to determine a cause of the fire.