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Hoagies Diner still on the mend after April fire

'Hopefully it will not take too long and we will see you guys soon'
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A well-known restaurant stop along the North Bay Bypass is hoping to have its doors open soon. 

Hoagies Diner has been shut down after a suspicious fire back on April 21 caused significant damage that led the owner to wonder if they would ever open again at this location.  

However, in a video shared by owner Kate Kuntz, it appears renovations are well underway. 

"Work has begun," exclaimed Kuntz. 

"It's been over four months since the fire on April 21, 2021, but feels so much longer.

"We are unsure of how long the work will take until we are open. We will try to keep everyone updated as much as we can." 

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The April 21 blaze was among three suspicious fires that occurred early that morning. The Hoagies diner fire started in an apartment at the south side of the O'Brien Street building that day. 

"They are starting some work here, they are taking all the ceilings down, taking the insulation out and working in the kitchen and work has started," said owner Kate Kuntz in a social media video. 

"Hopefully it will not take too long and we will see you guys soon." 

Chris Dawson

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