ITHACA, NY – Last week, we reported that Simeons was just one elevator inspection away from a re-opening, but it wasn’t clear exactly when that might happen.

Fortunately, it looks like they got what they needed sooner rather than later. After a soft open on Tuesday for friends and family, Simeons will open to the public on Friday, according to their Facebook page.

It’s been about two years and two months since the horrific crash that killed one, injured several more and shut the restaurant down.

(Photo: Simeon’s Facebook page)

Michael Smith

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