Work has begun on rebuilding a northeast Iowa restaurant that has burned down twice in less than a year. Breitbach’s Country Dining in Balltown was destroyed in a Christmas Eve fire in 2007.

The owners rebuilt the restaurant last summer, but another fire totaled the business in October of last year. Investigators never determined the cause of either fire. Workers are now busy preparing the site for another rebuild. The Breitbachs are hoping to open the new restaurant sometime in June.