Fratelli's Restaurant to Reopen Next Month After Fire - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Fratelli's Restaurant to Reopen Next Month After Fire

Posted:
 
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.
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Woman Injured After Fall From Delaware Amusement Park Ride

    Woman Injured After Fall From Delaware Amusement Park Ride

    07/26/2017 13:08:00 -04:002017-07-26 17:08:00 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 1:09 PM EDT2017-07-26 17:09:01 GMT
    (Photo credit: Funland)(Photo credit: Funland)
    A woman has been hospitalized after falling from a ride at a boardwalk amusement park in Rehoboth Beach.More
    A woman has been hospitalized after falling from a ride at a boardwalk amusement park in Rehoboth Beach.More
  • Six Arrested After Ocean City Strong Arm Robbery

    Six Arrested After Ocean City Robbery

    07/25/2017 18:05:00 -04:002017-07-25 22:05:00 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-07-25 22:05:05 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online
    A verbal altercation between two groups led to a strong arm robbery and six people being arrested on Monday, according to the town of Ocean City.More
    A verbal altercation between two groups led to a strong arm robbery and six people being arrested on Monday, according to the town of Ocean City.More
  • Rehoboth Man Arrested for 5th DUI

    Rehoboth Man Arrested for 5th DUI

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-07-26 18:02:02 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-07-26 18:02:02 GMT
    Delaware State Police say they arrested a Rehoboth Beach man for his 5th DUI offense after he crashed his moped while his son was sitting on his lap.More
    Delaware State Police say they arrested a Rehoboth Beach man for his 5th DUI offense after he crashed his moped while his son was sitting on his lap.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices