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May 4, 2010 6:48 PM by Amanda Huff

Kalispell Famous Dave's to reopen

KALISPELL - Famous Dave's closed it's doors back on March 15, 2010 but this coming Wednesday, they will make many Kalispell residents happy and back in business again.

Famous Dave's managers and employees are working hard for their Wednesday, May 5th reopening. Walking into the restaurant you would never guess that little over a month ago the smell was not sweet barbecue but charred ashes of the building.

Everything from putting in light bulbs to food preparations was underway Monday. The restaurant will receive another food truck delivery Tuesday to prepare for a packed house Wednesday.

The staff seems just as excited as Kalispell residents to be cooking up barbecue once again.

"Very much excited, we've been waiting about eight weeks getting this going. Everyday the managers have been here rebuilding and resetting up everything" Famous Dave's kitchen manager Chad Strickland said.

Fire Chief Dan Diehl tells us the fire started in the area of the water heater. They are still investigating to see if it was a faulty water heater.

Kalispell Fire Department will be at Famous Dave's Wednesday raising money for local charities in the area.


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