Even as it vanishes from the Kalamazoo restaurant landscape, the building on West Main that housed TGI Friday's and prior to that, Carlos Murphy's, is in the spotlight one last time.

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the building is being burned down.

The Oshtemo Fire Dept. Chief says the department is taking advantage of having a commercial building like this available. "Theatrical smoke" is being used to simulate smoke conditions.

Kalamazoo TGI Friday's controlled burn
Fire fighting and rescue training at the site of the former TGI Friday's restaurant//Mark Fricke/TSM



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