Burger Barge reopens following water damage

By WEEK Producer

July 3, 2013 Updated Jul 4, 2013 at 6:45 PM CDT

EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- The Burger Barge restaurant in East Peoria has officially reopened after water damage forces the restaurant's owners to shut down last week.

A water line coming into the building burst due to deterioration over the years. That,combined with heavy rainfall, caused water to seep into the building.

The East Peoria City Works department replaced the pipe last Thursday and crews of the Burger Barge worked night and day to restore walls, tiles and other damaged areas.

The restaurant's owners said the closure was a hard hit on their pocketbook.

The restaurant will be open for their 12th Annual 4th of July Celebration.