Fresh to Order, Tres Jolie back in business following fire, Java Monkey and Noodle remain closed
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This story has been updated.
Fresh to Order and Tres Jolie, two businesses damaged by the fire that severely damaged Java Monkey in November, have reopened.
But Java Monkey is still months away from opening its doors and it is not clear when Noodle will be able to start serving customers again.
Jason Rollins, Director of Operations for Fresh to Order, said the Decatur restaurant reopened on Feb. 13. Raj Mehta, owner of Tres Jolie, said her store opened a few weeks ago.
“We’re up and about,” she said. “We’re happy to be there.”
In an interview last month, Parker Hilley, the general manager of Noodle, said it wasn’t clear when the restaurant would reopen.
On Feb. 19, Hilley said work on the roof has been completed and the bathrooms are being repaired, but a re-opening date has not been set.
The owner of Java Monkey said the building’s left side had to be knocked down. But, the owner added, Java Monkey has plans to install a terrace on the top of the coffee shop when it reopens.
Meanwhile the man accused of starting the fire, ex-Java Monkey employee Rickey Thomas, has not been located according to Police Lt. Jennifer Ross.