O'Leary's restaurant grand opening tonight

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Video: Tornado damaged restaurant reopens

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Sunset Hills, MO (KSDK) -- The restaurant damaged by a tornado in Sunset Hills is back in business.

O'Leary's restaurant on South Lindbergh will hold its grand reopening and fundraiser dinner for tornado victims on Wednesday.

The New Year's Eve storms caused a tornado, which broke windows, toppled tables and scattered debris around the restaurant.

The restaurant has been open for business since last weekend.

Now the owners want to help raise money for their neighbors who lost homes.

"We are fortunate look across the street and see what happened to them and we're back up its unfortunate this happened too but this people lost everything they owned that's why it was important for us to be back open we needed to be back open so we could help them that's what we're planning on doing tomorrow," said Kevin O'Leary, owner. 

Emmy-award winning actor and O'Leary's co-owner John Goodman was in town and said he got to the restaurant a minute after the tornado hit.  During an interivew on Today in St. Louis, Goodman thanked police and emergency officials in South County for their quick response and helping the victims.

Goodman grew up not far from Sunset Hills, in Affton.

The free dinner for Sunset Hills residents affected by the storm is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. They will be collecting donations for storm victims at O'Leary's all day, which is located at 3828 South Lindbergh. If you want to donate, but cannot make it to the restaurant, you can call 314-843-1057.

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