Julie's Restaurant to reopenJulie’s Family Restaurant will open its new doors at 6 a.m. Friday.
Julie’s Family Restaurant will open its new doors at 6 a.m. Friday. The restaurant at 403 Belknap St. has been closed since July 11 when a car slammed into the west side of the building just before the lunch rush. No one was injured, but the entire entryway was pushed in more than a foot, causing structural damage and buckling in the windows. Reconstruction work was done by JR Jensen, but the work was held up when new windows and doors had to be ordered.
The three-week shut down affected about 20 employees, putting them temporarily out of work. It also left regular diners waiting and watching for a sign that the business was again serving its signature meatloaf, breakfasts and pies. That sign came this week, when the marquis outside the restaurant read “Opening Friday 6 a.m.”