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February 4, 2008

The Knotty Pine catches fire

A two-alarm fire raged for more than two hours last night at The Knotty Pine, a Canton bar at South Conkling Street and Fait Avenue.

The cause has not yet been determined. 

Here is a link to the story.

(Photo by Jed Kirschbaum/Sun Photographer) 

(Video by Gus Sentementes/Sun reporter)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 12:47 PM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Sam, I live by that area. I will stop by to see how much damage was done. Has anyone ever been to that bar?

This is my parent's bar. It has been destroyed. I am so thankful for the friends and family that have been coming to the bar to offer then love and support. I am in Ohio and just viewed helicopter footage and am just heart broken. This place was not just a bar, it was a family. The people who come here have been coming for years and years. My heart aches for my parents.

This is awful. I had only been to the Knotty Pine a couple times but every time I went, I felt like I was at home. Great atmosphere...I was just singing karaoke there on Saturday. I hope it gets rebuilt. Thank God the owners weren't injured. I'll be pulling for them to get the Knotty Pine back and better than ever.

I stopped by there today. The Marchs are wonderful people and the building has been condemned so it will be some time before it re-opens. A loss of a great local bar. I look forward to its resurrection.

This bar was the best. Alice and Coach are fantastic people. We were just there for Super Bowl. This is a very sad day. We are very thankful that everyone is safe.

Has the cause of the fire ever been determined?

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