An Appreciation of Rudi Scherff: He Held Down the Fort – BusinessWest

It’s been a long, very painful year for all those who love the Student Prince and the Fort restaurant in Springfield.  First, Andy Yee, who acquired the landmark along with several other investors in 2014, passed away in late May after a lengthy battle with cancer. Then on Monday, Rudi Scherff, who was owner and host at the establishment for decades, died after his own lengthy battle against the disease.

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