Restaurant prepares to open its doors once again - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

Restaurant prepares to open its doors once again

Posted: Updated:

JOHNSTON CITY -- For four months, Michael's in Johnston City has been closed, but it's opening its doors once again.

"We're all excited because it's been a long four months," said Michael Intravaia, owner of the restaurant.

Intravaia started the restaurant in 1980 after graduating high school, but it was a fire in July that forced him to close his doors.

"We were actually open for business and I was getting ready to come to work a got a phone call saying we have sparks coming out of the electrical box," he said.

The fire that started in the electrical panel and destroyed much of the ceiling and wiring in the building. However with the help of friends, it's all been put back together.

"Without them, I probably wouldn't be open until next year," Intravaia said.

Almost all of his employees are coming back to work and Intravaia said it's been exciting for all of them.

"It's only hours away, not weeks or months away. They were calling me every single week asking me when. When? When?"

Now they have an answer. 

Michael's reopens Monday, November 27 at 4 p.m.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • USAC Races return to Du Quoin

    USAC Races return to Du Quoin

    Friday, December 15 2017 8:45 AM EST2017-12-15 13:45:27 GMT

    DU QUOIN -- USAC midget racing is coming to the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds this weekend.  

    DU QUOIN -- USAC midget racing is coming to the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds this weekend.  

  • Farmers have among highest rate of suicide

    Farmers have among highest rate of suicide

    Thursday, December 14 2017 11:46 PM EST2017-12-15 04:46:27 GMT

    WSIL -- Farming commonly ranks among the most dangerous occupations, but it also ranks as the highest occupations for suicide according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2016. 

    WSIL -- Farming commonly ranks among the most dangerous occupations, but it also ranks as the highest occupations for suicide according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2016. 

  • Dozens push back about reorganization at SIU Board of Trustees meeting

    Dozens push back about reorganization at SIU Board of Trustees meeting

    Thursday, December 14 2017 11:45 PM EST2017-12-15 04:45:00 GMT

    CARBONDALE -- It was a standing room only crowd Thursday morning. SIU student Bandon Kyles is one of hundreds of people who shared concerns at the meeting.

    CARBONDALE -- It was a standing room only crowd Thursday morning. SIU student Bandon Kyles is one of hundreds of people who shared concerns at the meeting.

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
Slideshows
loading...
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WSIL. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.