Beloved restaurant forced to close after damage from tornado

  • Jim Ingram
10:35 a.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017 Homepage

Mel-O-Dee restaurant has posted a message to concern customers to its Facebook page. 

The Mel-O-Dee restaurant could be closed for up to three weeks due to broken air conditioning units and a structural truss damaged.

A nearby Family Dollar that was damaged will also remain closed.

Larry Shaffer, Clark County Combined Health District, said eight of 10 restaurants are back in business after the storms caused closures. 

There are also six families being assisted in this area of Park Layne.

One of the region’s most beloved restaurants has been forced to close in the aftermath of a confirmed tornado Wednesday evening.

The Mel-O-Dee Restaurant at 2350 S. Dayton-Lakeview Road in Park Layne near New Carlisle announced on its Facebook page this morning that it would be closed “until further notice” because of the damage.

The beloved Clark County restaurant has been open since 1965 and is known for its broaster chicken and other dishes made from scratch. 

No one at the restaurant was injured.

The Mel-O-Dee restaurant in New Carlisle has closed "until further notice" after storm damage on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. GABRIELLE ENRIGHT/WHIO
The Mel-O-Dee restaurant in New Carlisle has closed "until further notice" after storm damage on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. GABRIELLE ENRIGHT/WHIO
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The Mel-O-Dee restaurant in New Carlisle has closed "until further notice" after storm damage on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. GABRIELLE ENRIGHT/WHIO
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Mel-O-Dee Restaurant is closed "until further notice" after damage from a storm on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. GABRIELLE ENRIGHT/WHIO
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