Fire at beloved family-owned grocery store forces owners to close up shop and throw everything out

The closure of Ravenna’s Rising Sun Produce is a huge loss for both the community and its employees.

SEATTLE — Where fresh fruits and vegetables once were, the inside of Rising Sun Produce in Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood is now full of melted plastic, ash and debris.

An early morning fire at the beloved family-owned business has forced the owners to close up for now and most likely throw away everything inside.

The Seattle Fire Department responded to a fire at the store around 3:10 a.m. on Friday and the department is investigating the cause of the fire.

According to Virgil Goodwin Sr.

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