Customers Line Up Outside Renovated Cherry Cricket

DENVER (CBS4) – Four months after a fire forced The Cherry Cricket to close, customers lined up outside the landmark restaurant for the reopening.

The Cherry Creek North eatery reopened to the public Tuesday.

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Renovations took months to complete, as damages from battling the fire claimed several key components of the restaurant. Expenses totaled more than $1 million that included a new kitchen.

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The Cricket is hosting several events, including a funeral for the fish that died in the fire.

A total of 84 staff members remained on payroll as the renovations were completed.

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The restaurant plans to set aside $1 of each “Fire Burger” sold during the first week of business. The proceeds collected will be given to the firefighters who responded the night of the fire.

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