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Forum Restaurant Reopens 4 Months After Boston Marathon Bombings

By Michael Rosenfield, WBZ-TV
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BOSTON CBS) – The Forum Restaurant, ground zero for the second of the Boston Marathon bombs, is back open four months to the day of the horrific violence.

“It means the city is back, the restaurant is back,” said Forum General Manager Chris Loper. “We’re ready to welcome everyone back in.”

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports

Among the guests at the relaunch celebration was bombing survivor Heather Abbott.

“For me it’s important to be here because this is where I was coming to when the bomb hit me,” said Abbott.

She was in line to get inside the restaurant when the bomb went off. Part of one of her legs would be amputated.

“I’m back to work on a part-time basis,” she said.

Also on the guest list was Carlos Arredondo who gained international fame when he was photographed helping bombing survivor Jeff Bauman.

“We are here getting together not only to celebrate but also to remember the victims,” said Arredondo.

To celebrate the grand reopening there was a band, a ribbon cutting, and a who’s who of Boston.

“This restaurant is a symbol of the resilience and unity of our city,” said Boston Mayor Tom Menino.

This is the last Boylston Street business to reopen after the marathon bombs.

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