FERGUSON, Mo. (KSDK) - A Ferguson business owner has lost the same store twice, but that's not stopping him from rebuilding for a third time. It's even inspired him to give back to the community, helping bring St. Louis together.
He says he will begin construction next week with hopes that Little Caesar's, the third edition, will be up and running by late summer.
Third time's a charm, as least that's the hope.
"It's so well loved by everyone there, it deserves to be there," said Mike Volk, who started his Little Caesar's career at the burned down location and now owns another store that's also in Ferguson.
This Little Caesars store on North Florissant Road was destroyed in 2011, struck by the Good Friday tornado. They rebuilt and lost their store again last November during the riots.
"The next morning seeing all the destruction it was absolutely painful to see it like that again," said Volk.
He says his store on West Florissant was not hit by vandals, but business is just now starting to pick back up.
"Now that everyone is not afraid of Ferguson anymore I think peace has really returned to the community and that's really helped," he said.
Doyle Beck, who owns the burned down location, says they appreciate their community and want to show it.
Wednesday afternoon he is inviting the community out for free pizza.
"This is our way of showing that we still love this area and still want to work in this area and get back to what we've always done and that's make pizzas," said Beck.
He says he's not going to let anything stop him from being in Ferguson.
"Maybe knocked down seven, eight, 10 times, but you always got to get back up," said Beck.
The Little Caesar's love kitchen, which is a mobile kitchen on wheels, will be just across the street, at the First Baptist Church of Ferguson parking lot.
Free slices will be handed out Wednesday May 6th, from 2-4 p.m.