A restaurant at Marina Pointe had a soft opening to the public after a fire closed the previous venue for more than 9 months.
It was an early morning fire in September of 2009 that destroyed the Tin Fish restaurant at Marina Pointe.
But, Saturday, was a fresh start for the riverfront location which features a new and different restaurant.
Bands and summer heat were kicking off the opening events at Marina Pointe.
The owner of the attraction's new restaurant, Andrew Klipsch, says construction is only about half way done, but that didn't stop the fun.
The heat did not discourage people from coming out to the soft opening of the new restaurant which features a pizza restaurant and a bar. It also has a view of Evansville's skyline.
The Tin Fish restaurant which was destroyed in last year's fire has been replaced by 2 Daddy's Pizza.
The opening at Marina Pointe featured events to raise money for Sycamore Services, which is an organization that provides support for people with special needs and disabilities.
The organization says all the proceeds from food, drinks and a silent auction will go to support their efforts.
Construction is expected to continue at Marina Pointe until the end of July.
The grand opening of 2 Daddy's Pizza will be on the Fourth of July weekend.
At that time, Klipsch says he expects to have most of the construction complete.