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Owner of Nolan’s grateful for support, looking ahead to rebuilding

Nick Violas, owner, Nolan’s on the Lake, thought it was a joke when he got a call that his restaurant was on fire. He quickly realized it wasn’t when we saw the smoke and flames last Thursday morning.

Violas’ first thought went to making sure everyone was safe; his second thought quickly went to his employees.

“What’s going to happen to these folks?” Violas said. “How are we going to find jobs? What’s going to happen if this goes all the way to the ground?”

Violas and his employees stood there, watching, as fire fighters worked to quickly put out the fire. They were greeted by a number of people – some regulars, many strangers – offering to help.

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