It was just a few months ago we told you that one of Faribault's favorite pizza places was closing down. Then we told you that it had been bought by a new owner, Tom Lester, and Tom was planning on re-opening sometime this summer. Well we now have a date for the grand opening of Basilleo's Pizza. Monday August 13th. 

A lot of work has gone on behind closed doors since having new ownership. Basilleo's Facebook page has featured constant updates and additions that have taken place inside the store. The store will also be featuring evening only hours, Sun - Thurs 4-10 pm and Fri - Sat 4 - 11 pm, at least initially. Something new for Italian food lovers is the fact they will be open 7 days a week.

There seems to be plenty of excitement over the re-opening of the restaurant downtown. Just look at how people reacted over the announcement it would be re-opened this past spring.

But the real question will be how close the pizza tastes compared to the original recipe that was also purchased by Tom.

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