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Holey Artisan reopens after 6-month of militant attack

Published on: 7:15 pm - Wednesday | January 11, 2017


Holey Artisan Bakery, the café that witnessed the deadliest terrorist attack in Bangladesh’s history in July, has announced official reopening of its operations at a new location in city’s Gulshan area on Tuesday (Jan 10).

According to its facebook post, the new location of their our outlet at Gourmet Bazaar @ Rangs Arcade 153/A North Gulshan avenue right next to Weaver’s and the police checkpost.

It will open at 8 am every day with freshly baked croissant, coffee and more, it added.

Though the deadly attack, the bakery items of the Holey Artisan were being made on a limited scale as per customers’ order and the food stuffs are being sold, with cooperation of Izumi, a Japanese restaurant located at Gulshan-2, through home delivery system.

Earlier on November 13, 2016 Police handed over the Holey Artisan Bakery to the café authorities on Sunday following a court order, after four and half months into the militant attack.

The café remained closed since July 2 after armed militants stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery and opened fire and took around 40 people, including restaurant staff and guests — locals and foreigners, hostage on July 1.

Twenty-two people — nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian, one Bangladeshi-born American and two Bangladeshis — were killed in the terror attack on the restaurant.

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