CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Thanks to the helping hands of the community, a Cape Girardeau barbecue business has been able to reopen after devastating fire.
On May 4, the Tru-Que barbecue takeout spot on Good Hope Street caught fire and burned down.
The eatery is considered a staple on the south side of town.
When area business owners heard about the fire, they quickly came together to get the BBQ spot up and running again.
Local Business owner Grayson Earlbacher said the decision to help Tru-Que BBQ reopen its doors was an easy one.
“Well, this was so important because the Monday before the fire, he had fed everybody on the southside of town that wanted a free lunch," said Earlbacher. “He fed them for free. And then, his building burns on Friday which is not how it’s supposed to work. Then we all decided, ‘hey let’s get behind it and get him back up and going.’”
Businesses like Soto Properties, Nip Kelly and Earlbacher Gear Machine all donated their time and resources to get Tru-Que BBQ back open.