The owners of Mel’s Illinois Riverdock Restaurant in Hardin say they plan to rebuild the business after a fire heavily damaged the building housing the restaurant late last week. The cause of the fire from early Friday is under investigation.
No one was injured in the fire that was discovered by an employee who arrived about 5:00am on Friday. Much of the interior of the building and its contents were destroyed. Mel’s has been in business for over 20 years, surviving the Flood of 1993 and other high water events.