Yes, this means the Corner Bar in Rockford will be back up and running for business soon!

The restaurant hopes to be open again by August. Specifically August 14th... exactly one year from when a fire destroyed the building. However, the owners posted on Facebook that although this is the plan, "construction can be unpredictable."  They're still only partially done as you can see from this post from last Friday.

In the meantime, they are looking to hire workers in all positions. This includes servers, hosts, and cooks (Fox 17). You can e-mail your resume to the restaurant's General Manager John Vanaman at

The Corner Bar isn't only a staple in the community but also known for their Hot Dog Wall of Fame. A person makes the honorary wall by eating 12 chili hot dogs in one sitting. The plaques will be replaced in the new restaurant.

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