WYTHEVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — After a fire severely damaged the Log House 1776 Restaurant last fall, a campaign raising thousands of dollars renews hope the Wytheville staple will reopen its doors as early as this spring.
A fire destroyed the restaurant’s roof and other parts of the building back in mid-October.
Shortly afterwards, Downtown Wytheville started a campaign to raise money for the owners to finance the repairs needed to reopen the restaurant.
And recently, they reached their goal of $10,000.
“We wanted to come forward. Our goal is to support small businesses in the community, so this is no different for us. We wanted to step up in addition to what they get in insurance. We hope this will help preserve the historic fabric of the building,” said Downtown Wytheville Executive Director Tod Wolford. “Our main street is not the same without the Log House being a part of it.”
Wolford adds just like many others who have dined there, the Log House serves as a backdrop to many special memories. Wolford says it’s where he met his wife for the first time.