Native Grill is at last (almost) ready to re-open.

After being closed for a “small” fire in January, Native Grill & Wings may re-open Friday.

Until this afternoon, the restaurant had a sign on the door stating it would re-open Thursday, but that is no longer the case.

Pat Kieny, franchise owner, said he plans to have the city inspector in the restaurant Thursday after final touches this week. That would allow for the June 14 opening to coincide with Father’s Day weekend.

However, he said, if the inspector is unable to come Thursday, the city does not work Fridays. That would delay inspection until Monday, and re-opening would not happen until Tuesday.

Most of the work has been in areas away from customers, Kieny said, so the restaurant will look almost exactly as it did before the fire.

“We have some new equipment, but nothing else has changed,” he said. “We have most of the same employees.”

The fire marshal’s report on the Jan. 12 fire did not determine a cause.

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