SALISBURY - On Sunday afternoon, Romano's owner Nick Georgiou told WBTV he wasn't sure he wanted a story on television or the web site just yet. The restaurant had not been opened since December 7, 2011, when fire gutted the interior.
"The guy needs to look at one of the pizza ovens," Georgiou told WBTV. "I just want to kind of open quietly at first and make sure everything is okay."
On Monday night the popular restaurant was opened once again, and it was packed with customers who had been waiting for more than a year for this day.
"It's always been our favorite," one diner told WBTV. "As soon as we saw the sign on the window had to come back in."