Rosenberg’s Bagels to reopen 5 months after fire

DENVER — Rosenberg’s Bagels & Delicatessen will reopen its Five Points location on Oct. 16, five months after it was severely damaged in an early-morning fire, it was announced Wednesday.

One person was found dead inside the apartment above the bagel shop near East 26th Avenue and Welton Street on May 2.

Brian Pattison has been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree arson and multiple counts of possession of a weapon by a previous offender.

The Denver District Attorney’s Office alleges that Pattison killed 29-year-old Shane Richardson sometime between April 30 and May 2, then set fire to Richard’s apartment above the bagel shop.

Richardson’s body was discovered in a closet in the apartment above the deli after Denver firefighters extinguished the fire.

Since the fire, Rosenberg’s owner Joshua Pollack and his staff have been hosting pop-up events to raise money for local charities.

“At Rosenberg’s, the joy we get from serving and connecting with our community is what drives us,” Pollack said in a statement. “The warm reception we’ve received in Five Points is truly unparalleled. We have missed our customers and neighbors and can’t wait to get back to serving the best bagels, appetizing and deli that we can.”

The store will reopen at 6 a.m. Oct. 16 and resume previous hours of 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday.