Eight months after a fire did considerable damage to Genesee Bakery & Deli, the store reopened on Thursday, July 7.

The November 19, 2016 fire originally started because of a kitchen fire at a neighboring restaurant. The bakery had been open since 1988.

“We couldn't have done it by ourselves, we had so much support from friends, family, customers, folks who we don't even know who they are that replaced things for us that we lost in the fire it was,” said co-owner David Firotio. “Inspiring; the customers here are loyal and their commitment here is heartfelt.”

Genesee Bakery & Deli will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST.