Ward's Restaurant to not reopen at Clarksville Street location

Since 1995, Ward’s Restaurant has served customers at the corner of Clarksville Street and South Collegiate Drive. However, restaurant owners are weighing their options after property owners told them the restaurant would not be reopening following a fire.

After a fire in August forced Ward’s Restaurant to shut its doors, the diner will not be reopening — at least at that location.

For more than 20 years, Ward’s Restaurant has served patrons at the corner of Clarksville Street and South Collegiate Drive. Then came the fire. Restaurant owners Ken and Kathy Ward originally thought the closure was temporary, but they learned last month from the property owners that the restaurant would not be reopening, said Karla Renfrow, daughter of the owners.

Tommy Culkin is a staff writer for The Paris News. He can be reached at 903-785-6972 or at tommy.culkin@theparisnews.com.

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