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Fratelli's Restaurant to Reopen Next Month After Fire

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SALISBURY, Md.- The wait is almost over. A popular local restaurant, that caught fire earlier this year, will reopen next month.

On the morning of February 19th, the family-owned Fratelli's Italian Restaurant was destroyed. An electrical malfunction sparked a fire in the kitchen that swept through the building, causing $300,000 worth of damage. It was a heartbreaking reality for George Sakellis, who owns Fratelli's with his father Minas Sakellis.

"We felt like we lost a family member, and it was devastating,” Sakellis said. “The Fratellis family was at a loss.”

After months of long hours spent on renovations at Fratelli's new location at 925 Snow Hill Road, the restaurant's future is looking bright. Sakellis plans to reopen the indelible landmark next month, marking 18 years of business.

" [There's] no exact date yet,of course that depends on the health department and Fire Marshal, and permits getting confirmed."

While no date is set, soon-to-be customers are relieved the restaurant, known for its homemade pasta and crabcakes, will be back in business soon.

"I think it's a good move for them,” said Jane Gottschalk, who is excited for Fratelli's to open. “I think we'd be lost without having them here in Salisbury,"

"I'm glad they're going to be able to open again; it's a local business, and we want to see local businesses do well," said Dale Vroman of Salisbury.

 Fratelli's opened in 1996.

Customers can check the restaurant's Facebook page for updates.
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