They said they would be back in August, and they're going to live up to that date.

Rockford's Corner Bar, home of the hot dog eating Hall of Fame has posted on Facebook that the comeback date from last year's fire is official.

When the Corner Bar in Rockford caught fire last summer, it saddened many of us who would make the trip up for some hotdogs, and maybe a few beers. But the owners promised they would be back in August 2108, and they've lived up to that promise.

The Corner Bar, located at 31 N. Main Street, has announced via their Facebook page that they will officially reopen this Saturday, August 25th at 11:00am so you can "grab a chili dog at the takeout window on Courtland or enjoy the comfort of our new (but very familiar) dining room."

And then they added: "We can’t wait to serve our beloved community again. It will be good to be 'back home' at the Corner."

And that's just great news!

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