A kitchen fire closed up the venerable Carrows Restaurant located at 2271 So. Atlantic Blvd. in the Prado Center in Monterey Park this evening.(Sunday, Feb. 18). No injuries were reported.
Fire Department officials said the restaurant was full of customers when the fire struck at dinner time. The first report came in about 6:15 p.m. fire officials said. The restaurant has a unique tower from past days when it was a Van De Kamps coffee shop with a false windmill.
The extent of the damage, which was contained primarily to the kitchen area, was unknown. The restaurant is expect to remain closed until remodeling or repairs can be completed.