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NYC catering business staying hopeful after Christmas fire

NYC catering business staying hopeful after Christmas fire
The blaze inside the business, a Sheepshead Bay fixture since 1962, erupted around 6:50 p.m. Friday and will likely close things down for at least two months during the typically busy holiday season.

(Nicholas Williams / New York Daily News) Two minor injuries were reported after 138 firefighters turned out to battle the blaze, according to the FDNY.[More New York] NYC Deli worker punches coworker in sandwich beef p “I said, ‘My God,’” recalled Escobar, a three-year Bassett veteran.” Bassett Caterers (Nicholas Williams / New York Daily News) A neighbor recalled firefighters using a buzz saw on the business’ door to get inside Friday night after she noted the smoke and dialed 911.[More New York] Three robbers busted for sticking up Long Island gas stations on Christmas Day p “I want to thank all the loyal customers that I had,” he said.

“Never went through anything like this,” said Bassett Caterers owner Russell Dantonil, 60, speaking against a backdrop of shattered windows.” Bassett Caterers owner Russell Dantonil hopes the restaurant will be back up and run in a few months after a three-alarm fire ripped through the building on Christmas.

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