A beloved West Alabama restaurant was badly burned in a fire this week in the wake of permanently closing after 13 years of service.

Cheeky's has been serving up country cooking made by Gordo's Beth and Eddie Fisher since 2010 but, earlier this month, they announced the restaurant would be sold.

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Beth Fisher said the space would be renovated and reopen with new ownership trained on the restaurant's famous recipes and the food would be the same, but with new people at the helm.

"We’ve been in business for thirteen years and this was a hard decision to make but it’s done," she wrote. "God has different plans for us and he’s made that perfectly clear."

On July 16th, the Fishers served their last Sunday lunch at Cheeky's.

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On Friday morning, Gordo Police Chief Johnny Stephenson confirmed to the Thread that Cheeky's was badly damaged in a predawn fire Thursday morning and is likely a total loss.

Stephenson said calls came in around 1:30 a.m. Thursday and multiple area volunteer fire departments responded to battle the blaze. There were no injuries, but Stephenson said the Cheeky's building was severely damaged.

When asked who the new owners of the restaurant were, Stephenson did say it was his understanding the planned sale of the restaurant had fallen through.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread for additional details as they become available.

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