A Dong Restaurant Close to Long-Waited Reopening
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A popular Des Moines restaurant is getting closer to reopening after it was gutted by a fire last summer. A fire broke out in the kitchen of Vietnamese restaurant A Dong, destroying the kitchen and heavily damaging the rest of the building on Aug. 16, 2015. Owner Neal Ngu said he hoped to open the restaurant around Thanksgiving, but cleanup and remodeling took longer than expected.