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Fire destroys Augie's; owner vows to rebuild

Fire destroyed Augie's Family Style Italian Restaurant  in Ballston Spa earlier this morning. Here, a fire crew still tends to the smoking building around 9:00 am.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
Fire destroyed Augie's Family Style Italian Restaurant in Ballston Spa earlier this morning. Here, a fire crew still tends to the smoking building around 9:00 am.
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Augie Vitiello’s resolve to rebuild his popular family-style restaurant was both strong and immediate, even as the charred remains of his business continued to smolder late Monday morning. The chef-owner vowed he’d reopen as quickly as a he can and even suggested finding a temporary location until a new building can be built over the ruins of the old one on Church Avenue. Still, Vitiello couldn’t mask the a sense of sadness as he watched ...

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cracker
August 5, 2013
9:15 p.m.

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As much as he would like to re-open quickly, one must remember that the NYS dept of Health takes its sweet time in approving opening of a restaurant. Augie will run into many such obstacles and will have to jump through many hoops.

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