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Del's Hopes To Rebuild In Eldridge

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It was a special place and a piece of history for many Eldridge residents but in January, a fire destroyed Del's pub and eatery and tonight the last remains of the building came down.

Owner Dave Delvicho says he is glad to see the building go.
    
He says the severely damaged structure was a daily, painful reminder of what happened.

"We're glad it's finally gone because it made us sick to our stomach driving by all the time and seeing the same thing," Delvicho said.

Delvicho says this isn't the end for Del's. He plans to start rebuilding this year. 

"I'm starting to work with some contractors and drawing up some prints," Delvicho said. "We're hopefully going to move along and build it back up."

The city says the building was a safety hazard and only gave Delvicho 30 days to demolish the building.
     
Delvicho says it cost him nearly $50,000 to tear it down, money he had to pay out of his own pocket because he is still waiting on his insurance settlement from the fire. 

 

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