Charlotte, N.Y. - When Mr. Dominic's shut down abruptly months ago because of tax issues, then-owner Dominic Pane says he was worried that was the end.
"I got sick four years ago and didn't keep up with it..nobody's fault...things happen..we're back."
Dominic says his son-in-law, John Tachin, has saved the business. Tachin took over ownership and did the remodeling work. He also worked to settle the back taxes owed with the IRS.
It was a lot of hard work that has taken months, but everything is new. From the striped awning outside and expanded patio, to the bigger bar area and stone gratto leading to the dining room.
There is now seating in the restaurant for 80. John Tachin says he did this to help keep the business going for his father-in-law.
Dominic is grateful to Tachin and will still be at the restaurant to greet customers.
They hope to re-open next weekend after the Fourth of July holiday. They are waiting for a liquor license.
Dominic says the menu will include the same food, though prices have been adjusted slightly. Many of the workers will be back.
He is excited to see customers and glad to see the business he started 38 years ago continue.