Lu’s Pizza in Grafton announced its new location Saturday on Facebook, after a fire destroyed the restaurant in April.
The new spot, at 945 S. Main St. in Grafton, has a patio and a little more space than the old location, allowing for more seating.
Lu’s Pizza owner Scott Bohac decided to retire after the fire, but his sister, Elaine Brown, and her husband, Jim, will take over the restaurant.
Bohac originally had said they would rebuild in the same location they’ve had for 42 years, but Brown said it cost too much to rebuild.
Brown said she wanted to continue her mom’s legacy. Lu Bohac-Capp started Lu’s Pizza, and Brown said her mom is excited about it reopening.
They signed the papers on the building Saturday, and Brown said it would take a bit of time to get the building prepared for what they needed and to get approvals from the city.
Brown said they were excited to have the final location and start serving customers again.
In early April, a fire broke out in the building that held the former 216 Bistro restaurant. The building collapsed in the blaze and the fire spread to the Lu’s Pizza and Allstate Insurance buildings.
Lu’s Pizza first opened in 1977. Brown said she hopes the family-owned business will last many more generations.
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