Byron’s Iconic Cave Bar & Grill Destroyed by Fire

Byron, Illinois — Around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday one of Byron’s most treasured landmarks was destroyed by fire. The Cave Bar & Grill has been an iconic establishment in Byron and Thursday was deemed a total loss after the building sustained fire smoke and damage.

According to the Cave Bar & Grill website, the Cave’s neighborhood charm and laid back approach provided an ideal backdrop for any type of crowd. Perfect for drinks with friends or grabbing a quick bite to eat from our quality pub menu.

Owners Matt & Jamie Pendergrass were both born and raised in the Rockford area, and opened The Cave in the Spring of 2013.

Randy Stukenberg took the below photos of the blaze.


Cover photo: Randy Stukenberg

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