By JULIE E. GREENE
The popular House of Kobe Japanese restaurant is reopening on Thursday in its original location - the Dagmar Hotel in downtown Hagerstown, said Massy Hirai, the restaurant's owner.
"We just keep going," Hirai said on Friday.
The restaurant's 757 Dual Highway location was destroyed by arson on Jan. 25. Hirai had been searching for a place to relocate until the restaurant could be rebuilt on Dual Highway.
Hirai said he was grateful for the invitation from the hotel's owner, Hilton Smith, to temporarily relocate in the Dagmar.
The House of Kobe first opened in the Dagmar in November 1981, then moved to its larger Dual Highway location in 1985.