Famed Denver Diner reopens after $1.4 million face-lift

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DENVER -- A Denver landmark is back in business after the Denver Diner reopened Monday morning after being closed for nearly a year.

A fire in October caused heavy damage to the building, forcing the diner to be closed during reconstruction.

The fire broke out in the kitchen in the middle of the night. The flames spread through other parts of the building and through the roof.

The building wasn't destroyed, but the smoke and flames did so much damage inside, it was decided the best thing to do would be to close the doors and rebuild, at a cost of $1.4 million.

But that put the restaurant's staff out of work for the past year, and that has been the toughest part.

The restaurant at 740 W. Colfax Ave. reopened at 6 a.m. Like before, it will be open 24 hours a day and only be closed on Christmas.

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