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Breitbach's rebuilding after fire... again


BALLTOWN (KWWL) -- A landmark restaurant in northeast Iowa destroyed by a fire for the second time is rising from the ashes yet again.

Construction started on Tuesday on Breitbach's Country Dining in Balltown.

Fire destroyed the restaurant in October of 2008, just ten months after a another fire gutted the building in 2007. Volunteers helped rebuild the restaurant, which originally opened in 1852 as a stagecoach stop.

Investigators still don't know what caused either fire.  Restaurant owner Mike Breitbach says that makes him a little nervous.

Breitbach hopes to be back in business by the middle of June.

Online Producer:  JJ Murray

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