Former ‘Maid-Rite’ restaurant on Auburn Street demolished Friday

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A former Rockford restaurant, famous for it’s loose meat sandwiches, was torn down on Friday.

The old Maid-Rite diner on Auburn was demolished today.

Heavy equipment made short work of the building.

The property has sat empty since the mid 1990’s. The city plans to turn the lot into a “green space” or community garden.

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