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Helen's Restaurant holds soft opening

MACHIAS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Destroyed by fire last July, a popular restaurant in Machias is back up and running.

"So glad this opened back up because I know how good it was. The community has come together to support this. So, just happy to have it open again," said Hampden resident David Lowell.

It's been several months of emotional and financial struggle, but Helen's Restaurant has managed to rebuild and restock its kitchen.

Construction began only three months after the devastating fire destroyed the beloved restaurant.

At a soft opening Tuesday, owners David and Julie Barker said they are happy to be back in their routine.

The grand opening will take place on the anniversary of the fire, July 11.