BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Tina Marie's Cafe is back open after a series of fires burned down its original location. The restaurant celebrated its grand reopening at its new spot Wednesday morning.
A fire burned down the old location in December. Tina Marie's is now taking over the spot where Chef's Choice Noodle Bar used to operate on 9th and Eye streets.
The restaurant's owner Tina Marie told 23ABC she always had faith they would rebuild after the devastation.
"From the beginning, I knew we would be here. I didn't know how we'd get here, but I knew we'd be back," said Marie.
Marie says she's thankful for all the support from the community and her staff.
Mayor Karen Goh and Bakersfield City Council member Andrae Gonzalez attended the ribbon-cutting. They both spoke to the resilient spirit of Tina Marie's and wished the restaurant the best.
The breakfast joint is open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.