ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) UPDATE: Search warrants say police are searching a home on Lindwood Road NW after surveillance video at a nearby business caught someone riding a bike near the former Ms. Choc's around the time of the fire.
Court paperwork says a man wearing khaki colored shorts, a light khaki ball cap, appeared to be wearing a tool belt while riding a bike.
Authorities say surveillance video shows the glow of the fire after the man leaves from behind the building.
The fire has been ruled arson.
ORIGINAL STORY: Crews are responding to a fire in Roanoke Wednesday night.
The fire happened in the 2300 block of Melrose Avenue in Northwest Roanoke. The crews are responding to the former Ms. Choc's lounge.
According to Roanoke Fire Captain Dan Goodwin, crews first saw the fire around 9:35 p.m. The fire happened along the back wall of the structure. Nobody was inside the building.
The fire was under control by 11:25 p.m. No one was hurt, but damages are estimated at $160,000.
The lounge shut down after a shooting in June of 2016. Roanoke Police Captain Rick Morrison approached Feeding America Southwest Virginia about turning it into a community center. The center was planned to provide hundreds of meals and snacks each day and offer job training including in the culinary arts.