5 Corners Kitchen, Terry's Ice Cream Almost Ready to Reopen
Both local businesses are expected to reopen in the next few weeks.
On the anniversary of the two-alarm fire, which fire investigators later determined originated in the ceiling of Terry's Ice Cream Shop, a post appeared on the 5 Corners Kitchen Facebook page letting customers know that their reconstruction effort was nearly complete.
"Our wonderful 5 corners family, our staff, is returning home next week to refresh their palettes with the new delicious menu and amazing wine list," The post read. "We will be opening the week of July 23rd."
Reservations for the restaurant's big reopening, which are expected to go very quickly, are not yet being accepted, according to the post.
In the months following the fire, 5 Corners Kitchen expanded into the former Terry's space, increasing in size from 1,200-square-feet to 2,300-square-feet.
The expansion project prompted 5 Corners owner and head chef Barry Edelman to request permission from the Board of Selectmen to increase his permitted seating capacity from 40 to 100 - a request that was unanimously approved in April.
Meanwhile, Terry's Old Fashioned Ice Cream Shop, which has relocated to the former home of Kaps Mensware on Atlantic Avenue, is also getting ready to reopen.
Terry's owner Carlos Rocha, who will appear on the big screen next year, said the contractors working on the interior of his new 1,300-square-foot space expect to be ready to open in the first week of August.
"We should be ready in about two weeks," Rocha said while serving customers from his ice cream truck on Atlantic Avenue Wednesday afternoon. "That's what they're telling me."
Rocha said customers looking forward to his grand reopening can expect a return to the parlor's trademark 50's theme and should be ready for some brand new ice cream and frozen yogurt flavors.
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