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Lola on the Lake returns... in the form of a food truck

This comes a couple weeks after the Bde Maka Ska restaurant burned down.

When the historic Bde Maka Ska pavilion housing Lola on the Lake burned down this month, the owners said they'd find a way to keep serving food to lake-goers for the summer.

On Saturday, they made good on that promise when they set up shop in a food truck on the south side of the lake.

The truck, on loan from Run Tell That BBQ, dished up some of Lola's signature items — including walleye tacos, along with new items like Philly cheesesteaks — and will continue to do so throughout the Memorial Day weekend, according to the restaurant's Facebook.

Owner Louis King tells WCCO the food truck is thanks to an arrangement with its owner, who happens to be a business partner of King's.

He also said Lola will be using Run Tell That's commercial kitchen as well, and that they plan to buy an ice cream truck because "summer is too short to stop."

The holiday push is part of what Lola is calling a "Summer of Unity," which aims to bring the community together and serve them food at Bde Maka Ska. 

Meanwhile, the investigation into the fire that gutted Lola continues. Though it was originally thought to have been caused by lightning, arson is now suspected.

Two persons of interest were recently identified thanks to surveillance photos, but no arrests have been made yet.

The fire resulted in a total loss of the building, which dated back to 1930. 

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