Treasure Ship restaurant destroyed by fire

Fire destroys The Treasure Ship in Panama City (photo source The Treasure Ship on Facebook.com)
Fire destroys The Treasure Ship in Panama City (photo source The Treasure Ship on Facebook.com)

PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL (WBRC) - The Treasure Ship, an iconic restaurant in Panama City Beach, was destroyed by fire Wednesday.

Owners posted the news on the restaurant's website, which said a fire broke out at approximately 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, severely damaging The Treasure Ship.

"Deeply saddened, the owners, management and staff wish to express heartfelt gratitude to Bay County, and the many, many guests who have patronized this grand Panama City Beach icon," the owners wrote on their website. "Thank you for 33 great years!"

The owners and management have asked restaurateurs in Panama City to help find positions for the 150 employees who have lost their jobs. The owners said the Treasure Island Marina will receive employment related calls at (850) 234-6533.

The cause of the fire was not yet known.

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