Kountry Kitchen aftermath
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www.captionsolutions.com>>>INSURANCE ADJUSTORS AND FIRE INVESTIGATORS WILL BE OUT TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT CAUSED A FIRE THAT DAMAGED A POPULAR EAST-SIDE INDIANAPOLIS RESTAURANT. “KOUNTRY KITCHEN” HAS DAMAGE TO THE ENTIRE BUILDING. IN FACT, PART OF IT COLLAPSED EARLY SATURDAY. OUR KAREN CAMPBELL SHOWS US THE FIRE’S IMPACT AND HOW THIS RESTAURANT IS KNOWN FOR MUCH MORE THAN JUST ITS SOUL FOOD.>>REPORTER: KOUNTRY KITCHEN SOUL FOOD PLACE IS A STAPLE IN INDIANAPOLIS. A FIRE MAY HAVE DAMAGED THE BUILDING, BUT MANY SAY THE MEMORIES REMAIN.>>THERE ARE UNTOLD STORIES IN HERE, OF SACRIFICE.>>REPORTER: DR. LIONEL RUSH SAYS IT WAS A PLACE THAT NOURISHED SOULS. IT OPENED IN 1988 AS A SIX-SEAT COUNTERTOP DINER THAT GREW INTO A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED RESTAURANT.>>IF YOU COME HERE, YOU DON’T KNOW WHO YOU WILL SEE.>>REPORTER: LIKE ACTOR AND COMEDIAN MIKE EPPS. IN 2007, THEN-SENATOR BARACK OBAMA STOPPED BY FOR A BITE TO EAT. AND MANY OTHERS FOLLOWED.>>NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD MEET HER, JUST HAPPENED TO STOP IN, THINKING I’M ABOUT TO HAVE A REGULAR LUNCH, AND LO AND BEHOLD, I MEET ONE OF THE ICONS OF GOSPEL MUSIC.>>REPORTER: ON SUNDAY, OWNERS ISAAC AND CYNTHIA WILSON POSTED A THANK YOU MESSAGE ON THE KOUNTRY KITCHEN’S FACEBOOK PAGE READING IN PART:>>IT’S SO MUCH THAT CANNOT BE TOLD AS IT RELATES TO HOW MUCH THIS PLACE HAS HELPED US IN THE SENSE OF FEELING LIKE WE ARE PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER THAN OURSELVES.>>REPORTER: KOUNTRY KITCHEN WAS MORE THAN JUST A RESTAURANT; IT WAS A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE CAME TO CONNECT.

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