TLC Burgers and Fries has been a mainstay in the downtown Texarkana area since the early-'80s. So when news broke that there was a fire in the building back on June 19, You could hear our community make a collective gasp at the thought of something happening to that restaurant.

Fortunately, firefighters were able to put the fire out to save the building. Unfortunately, there was quite a bit of smoke damage, but the good news is work at cleaning up and the renovation of the building is now underway.

Photo by Zachary Spears on Unsplash
Photo by Zachary Spears on Unsplash

Cleanup and Renovations have begun

Todd Roberts with ARS Restoration told the Texarkana Gazette, that they started working on the gutting of the building interior;

"could take most of the next month to finish extracting charred wood and other burnt building materials from the business"


Photo by Prudence Earl on Unsplash
Photo by Prudence Earl on Unsplash

When will it reopen?

The plan is for the business to reopen as early as November. Let's keep our fingers crossed they will be on schedule for a reopening and of course a big celebration downtown when they do reopen.

What's your favorite burger that you always ordered at TLC?

Does anyone remember what business occupied that building before TLC? At one time it was a pharmacy with a soda fountain.


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