CLEVELAND – A popular Cleveland hot dog joint whose exterior is shown briefly in the opening credits of “The Drew Carey Show” has been demolished after a fire.
The fire at Steve’s Lunch began around dinnertime Tuesday. Employees tell local media that a grease fire in the kitchen quickly spread to the rest of the building.
No injuries were reported.
The 24/7 diner opened in the 1950s. The diner attracted celebrities including Drew Carey, George Clooney and Bill Cosby during its 60-year run.
Co-owner Ed Salzgerber tells The Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/1HZC1Wh) that the atmosphere and history of the diner led him to buy it in 2002.