Did you see the old Chef Louie's building is coming down?

On Jan. 8, the restaurant that’s been a fixture on the corner of Havens Avenue and Burr Street since 1945 closed its doors.

Crew of workers demolishing the old Chef Louie's building on March 28, 2022.
Adam Thury / Mitchell Republic

MITCHELL — Demolition crews have been on scene at the site of the old Chef Louie's restaurant in Mitchell to pave way for a new location for Plains Commerce Bank. Workers were on site Monday, March 28 and Tuesday March 29.

We featured Chef Louie's in late-December before its closure. If you missed the story, find it here.

Later came the news on Plains Commerce Bank's plans for the site. Here's that story.

Here's a gallery of the demolition work going on at the site.

Luke Hagen was promoted to editor of the Mitchell Republic in 2014. He has worked for the newspaper since 2008 and has covered sports, outdoors, education, features and breaking news. He can be reached at
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