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Hamburg Olive Garden opens

Southtowns Olive Garden lovers rejoice, for the time of unlimited soup, salad and breadsticks is at hand.

The mayor is expected for the 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting Sept. 28 at 3701 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg, rebuilt after a 2014 fire. The official opening is 11 a.m.

The new-style Olive Garden, measuring 7,680 square feet, will include an "up-to-date design with new artwork, fabrics and materials, lighting, seating, countertops and flooring, as well as a stacked-stone entry tower" featuring the new Olive Garden logo sign.

It's run by Blasdell native Celine Mann, who worked at the former location for 20 years. The restaurant will be able to seat 260, and employ a staff of more than 150.

What was left of the Hamburg Olive garden after it was devastated by fire. (News file photo)

What was left of the Hamburg Olive garden after it was devastated by last year. (News file photo)

The restaurant burned after a June 2014 grease fire. The blaze was ruled accidental.

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