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Fire destroys Calabash restaurant

Posted October 23, 2012

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— A popular restaurant on the southeast North Carolina coast was destroyed by fire Monday night, authorities said.

The fire started shortly before 10:30 p.m. at Beck's restaurant, at 1014 River Road, and at least six fire departments battled the blaze.

There was no immediate word on what caused the fire.


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  • skristin2 Oct 23, 2012

    Wow. I'm appalled at the audacity of some people. I stood among family and friends last night watching MY livelihood go up in flames all I could think about was all the blood,sweat and tears that my family and I have out into that restaurant. My children are in that restaurant more than they are at home. No amount of "insurance money" could ever come close to the memories that I have in there - especially the ones I made with my late mother. Her fingerprints were all over everything in that building along with pictures and tons of irreplaceable things. Intentionally burn down a landmark that is 72 years old??? Seriously people- have respect for others. A little class goes a long way. How tasteless of you to get on this website and "critique" our food, service or morals. Shame on you.

  • beach2011 Oct 23, 2012

    Sure glad it was not the Seafood Hut!!! YUM!!!

  • yo eleven Oct 23, 2012

    Eaten there many times since the 60's. Everyone down there knows fire season begins after Labor Day.

  • joeBob Oct 23, 2012

    Nothing like a good insurance fire. Lone Cedar? Right near Ellas, our favorite Calabash joint for 40 years.

  • YippiYiyoKiYay Oct 23, 2012

    The seafood has evolved thumbs and can now strike matches. Revenge is a dish best served deep fried.

  • oleguy Oct 23, 2012

    Could be the shrimp and fish taking back, to protect themselves

  • 1cent+1cent Oct 23, 2012

    I traveled with a group down there several weeks ago. We ate seafood at Becks. The food was poor and service even worse! I'm not surprised about the fire. Sorry for the employees that may now be out of work.

  • BSEE Oct 23, 2012

    Dog gone it! That was my favorite to visit when I was down that way. What a shame.

  • heels21 Oct 23, 2012

    Wow thats 2 in the past few years down there in Calabash to burn. I think Captain Johns burnt down bout 2 years ago.