Bigg’s Barbecue a Haskell student favorite recently caught ablaze
by Deron SunEagle
Haskell student’s choices of restaurants to eat in Lawrence are decreasing with a recent fire downtown. “That’s too bad, we were going to try that place during spring break,” said Cheyenne Sun Eagle, Haskell Student.
Bigg’s barbecue Restaurant on 719, Massachusetts Street, caught fire at approximately 1:00 P.M. The Lawrence fire department contained the fire and the firefighters stated, “that no one was injured.”
“I am not sure what caused the fire in the back of the building,” said Bob Schumm, owner of Bigg’s on Mass. Since the fire Tuesday March 3rd, there has been no official word on the reopening of the restaurant. The Sweet Shoppe, a neighbor of Bigg’s restaurant filled with smoke at the time of the fire, forcing the employees out of the establishment. “I am going to have to throw away all of my edibles because of the smoke,” said Michelle Miller, owner of Sweet Shoppe.