It’s been nearly 5 months since a car crashed through the front door of Mama Leone’s, forcing the popular family-owned restaurant to close for extensive renovations.

Photo from crash on March 25, 2016 | Photo Credit: Melina Abney

While many have questioned on Mama Leone’s Facebook Page whether the restaurant would ever reopen, the restaurant has confirmed that they do plan on reopening.

“We apologize for infrequent updates on Renovations. We were expecting to have been open for business by now but have experienced setbacks. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. The Great news is that we will be reopen(ing). We do not have a specific date but will keep you posted,” the restaurant shared on their Facebook Page on August 20th.

This story will be updated when/if an opening date is announced.

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