Le Carillon, the popular Paris bar where multiple people were killed during terror attacks in November, is set to open up its doors again this week, about two months after the attacks, the Local reported. Windows once pitted with bullets have been replaced, the bar itself has been refurbished by the owners and all that’s left to do is wash the glasses before reopening.
“We want to go back to work,” Momo, a member of the family that owns Le Carillon, said to the Local. “What happened, happened but now we want to get back to work like before. We need to continue to have good times.”
The bar is expected to open Wednesday, but the grand reopening could be pushed back to Thursday morning. Le Carillon’s regulars are set to come back for the reopening to show their support after about 15 people were gunned down on its terrace.
Le Carillon was known for having a relaxed atmosphere perfect for meeting friends in the evening. "We come every day to this bar because it is friendly, it is simple," Alexandra Damien, a Le Carillon regular, said after the attacks to the BBC.
Le Carillon is one of about eight restaurants and bars affected by the Paris attacks, which left 130 people dead and which the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, has claimed responsibility for. Le Petit Cambodge, a Cambodian and Vietnamese restaurant also targeted in the attacks, is expected to open near the end of January, the Local reported. About 39 people were killed in bars and restaurants during the attacks.
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Some venues targeted in the Paris attacks have already reopened. A la Bonne Biere, a café where five people were killed on the terrace in November, became the first venue targeted to reopen after the attacks, going back to business in early December, the BBC reported.