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Rebuilding Raber’s

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It's been almost two years since fans have been able to enjoy a Raber's hot dog or any other product.

Wednesday they gave the public a progress report.

A slaughter house in the back, a banquet hall in the front.

The new Raber's building has a lot in store.

Rising from the ashes, Raber's has walls up on their new location.

"We're excited to be on time and on schedule at this point to be open late 2020 early 2021," said Buddy Raber.

After design debates, Raber's decided, a local favorite from the company's history will be staying.

The refrigerated open air meat counter.

"Nobody does that anymore. Most people probably haven't seen that in 20,30,40-years. I thought to stay with our history and what we were before, I really wanted to bring that aspect to this," said Buddy.

To make room for the new facility, Raber's had to cut down four acres of trees and a neighboring home.

More space, more services, means more employees.

Raber's said insurance helped pay his staff for a full year.

They predict they'll all be back and hire more as the new services expand.

"The retail Business here can handle a lot more people than what we could handle before. We can offer a lot more products than we could before. We got different products that we can make now that the old plant just wasn't physically able to make," said Buddy.

Raber's also will be licensed on the federal level so they're products can cross state lines.

Alex Menke

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