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'Coffee Cup will be again,' vow cafe owners after fire

The St. Paul institution was badly damaged in a fire Friday afternoon.

A fire has effectively burned down a breakfast spot that's been a part of its St. Paul neighborhood for decades.

On Friday afternoon, the Coffee Cup, located on the 1400 block of Rice St., was gutted by flames.

The owners shared their perspective of the loss on Facebook, promising that, despite the damage, "Coffee Cup will be again!"

St. Paul City Council President Amy Brendmoen wrote on Facebook that the restaurant took "significant damage" in the fire, which “appears to have been largely confined to the kitchen area.”

One person was hurt trying to rescue someone who was sleeping in the apartment above, she adds.

"My thoughts are with the owners and employees confronted with this terrible event," she wrote."

There's no word yet on the cause of the fire, or whether the restaurant's present location can be salvaged. 

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