MILAN/OSGOOD, Ind. (WXIX) – Nearly two years after a fire destroyed their business, the owners of a local restaurant and bar are rebuilding and expanding in a new location.
Heartbreak hit Milan, Ind., on Thanksgiving Eve in 2020 when the Hog Rock Cafe, a staple in the community, went up in flames.
The owners of the restaurant, Chrissy and Jeff Lanham, said they found out old wiring was to blame for the blaze.
To this day, they remain thankful for the outpouring of support that has continued to carry them forward.
“It was devastating, but yeah, it was a great feeling knowing we did have all of the community support,” said Chrissy. “They rallied together shortly after it happened.”
The couple is now getting ready to re-open in a new location in Osgood, Ind. The building they have purchased was originally constructed as a school in the 1920s.
Jeff said, “They made about 18,000 square feet of it an event center with overflow rooms, bridal rooms, groom…