Fire Damages Escape 618 in Belleville

Just two weeks ahead of opening day, an early morning fire damaged a new family attraction coming to downtown Belleville. Owner Tyler Renner tearfully spoke about the setback Monday as crews continued to clean up the damage.
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Just two weeks ahead of opening day, an early morning fire damaged a new family attraction coming to downtown Belleville. Owner Tyler Renner tearfully spoke about the setback Monday as crews continued to clean up the damage.

Cara Anthony covers restaurants and retail for the Belleville News-Democrat, where she works to answer readers’ questions about restaurant openings, business closures and the best new dishes in the metro-east. She attended Althoff Catholic High School in Belleville and grew up in East St. Louis.

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