RUDD, Iowa – When you walk into Tanks Bar & Grill, your senses are aflame. People socialize happily, the sound of a pool cue hitting a ball, the sight of a beer being poured, and the delicious aroma of burgers cooking on the grill.
This is Sounds and Sounds Manager Morgan Larson and the staff has missed the last three weeks.
“I had a lot of people saying they had withdrawals from us and our food, and being here and the atmosphere.”
Tornado EF1 on December 15 tore off part of their metal roof, causing water damage that flowed through their suspended ceiling and into a wall, requiring plasterboard replacement. Wednesday night was the first the doors reopened to customers in exactly 22 days, and it was a packed house. As they turn the page on a new chapter, Larson says she is very grateful that customers have been patient.
“Thank you all for your continued support, and I hope we will see each other again soon.”
It is not yet clear how much Tanks has lost due to the shutdown.