DENVER - Five months after a fire above their business Rosenberg's Bagels and Delicatessen in Five Points is ready to reopen.
The restaurant located at 725 East 26th Avenue will open again to the public Sunday morning.
"We've been doing some pop-ups and volunteer work but really just clawing to get back into the space and back into serving our customers in the community," said owner and operator Joshua Pollack.
In the early morning hours of May 2, a fire broke out inside the apartment above Rosenberg's. Police found a body in the closet of the apartment and determined the fire had been intentionally set.
"We always try to stay positive and the silver lining of this horrible event is that we've had time to do a lot of volunteer work," said Pollack. "We've raised a lot of money for charity. We've gotten to drill down and redo our recipe books and things like that so all the things that you normally don't have time to do."
While waiting to reopen, Rosenberg's became a regular at The Source and hosted pop up locations in the RiNo Yacht Club on Sundays.
When they open Sunday there will be a few new menu items including rye bread, challah bread and Kaiser and onion rolls. The restaurant itself will look a lot like it did before the fire.
"There are a few minor tweaks to the murals that you'll see that represent the Phoenix which is something we're using as a symbol of our return," said Pollack. "I feel like it's the end of a race it's something we've really been looking forward to for a long time. There's a little bit of nervousness because it's are we going to remember how we do this?"
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