A venerable bowling center one mile west of the University of Mississippi campus has been destroyed by fire.
The early morning blaze at The Lanes and Brass Monkey Pub & Grill in Oxford, Miss., took more than five hours to fully extinguish. West Jackson Avenue, a major traffic artery in Oxford, was shut down through much of the rush-hour period.
The center, formerly known as Kiami's, had been a popular hang-out for Ole Miss students.
The cause of the fire is still being investigated.