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Mazzaro's gets ready to reopen

The scene inside the warehouse at Mazzaro's Italian Market in St. Petersburg Monday afternoon (06/18/18). There was a fire at the warehouse on Friday. A St. Petersburg Police officer noticed smoke coming from the market at 22nd Ave. N around midnight Friday, said St. Petersburg Fire Department Lt. Steve Lawrence. The officer called the fire department, which found the fire had started in the market's dry storage area. The fire burned for about 30 to 40 minutes, Lawrence said. No one was in the building at the time, and there were no reported injuries. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
The scene inside the warehouse at Mazzaro's Italian Market in St. Petersburg Monday afternoon (06/18/18). There was a fire at the warehouse on Friday. A St. Petersburg Police officer noticed smoke coming from the market at 22nd Ave. N around midnight Friday, said St. Petersburg Fire Department Lt. Steve Lawrence. The officer called the fire department, which found the fire had started in the market's dry storage area. The fire burned for about 30 to 40 minutes, Lawrence said. No one was in the building at the time, and there were no reported injuries. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
Published Jun. 18, 2018

day after an electrical fire broke out in its dry goods warehouse Friday night.

Dominic Horwath, a grocery manager at Mazzaro's on 22nd Ave. N, said staffers spent Monday and the weekend moving things into other warehouses.

The damage from the fire at the warehouse was initially estimated at $75,000 to $100,000, but Horwath said the restaurant and store were not damaged at all. Customers continued to pick up catering orders through the cleanup process.

"We've been working hard to get the store back open again," Horwath said.

— Divya Kumar, Times staff writer

ST. PETERSBURG — Mazzaro's Italian Market is scheduled to reopen today after an electrical fire broke out in its dry goods warehouse Friday night.

Dominic Horwath, a grocery manager at Mazzaro's on 22nd Avenue N, said staff spent Monday and the weekend moving things into other warehouses.

The damage from the fire at the warehouse was initially estimated at $75,000 to $100,000, but Horwath said the restaurant and store were not damaged at all. Customers continued to pick up catering orders through the cleanup process.

"We've been working hard to get the store back open again," Horwath said.

— Divya Kumar, Times staff Writer

DIRK SHADD | Times

Workers hustle Monday to move items out of the warehouse at Mazzaro's Italian Market in St. Petersburg that was damaged by a fire on Friday. Fire officials said no one was in the warehouse when the fire started, and there were no reports of injuries.