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Historic Greer Lodge goes out of business

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GREER, Ariz. -

It's been about a year and a half since a massive fire destroyed the historic Greer Lodge. It burned the building to the ground.

The owner had pledged to rebuild, but today, without notice, the historic lodge closed its doors for good.

Employees confirm they were told just two days ago that Greer Lodge would shut its doors. As of Monday afternoon the historic property is out of business.

The phones still ring at Greer Lodge. The voicemail prompts you to make a reservation, but the picturesque property, the town's largest tourism spot has closed.

The 373 Grill and Red Sutter Inn are also out of business. Nearly 100 people are out of work.

The demise of the popular landmark may have started in May of 2011, when a devastating fire destroyed the main lodge, the heart of the resort.

"A crime has been committed and now we have to find out who did it," says ATF agent Tom Brandon.

ATF agents determined the fire, which caused more than $2 million in damage, was no accident.

The property owner, employees, and people who live nearby were all interviewed to determine why this happened.

"And we all pay for this. This is a crime against all of us because we all pay insurance," says Brandon.

Greer Lodge has provided a world of memories since 1948. The images on the resort's website tell a story of a rich history.

Employees tell us they were not given a reason for the closing. The owner of the lodge did not return our phone calls.

To this day, ATF agents have not made an arrest in the case, or released specifically how the fire started.

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