Brisbane Times

Almost five months after a ceiling fire and associated water damage forced Brisbane’s New Farm Deli and everything inside to be written off, the family business has been resurrected.

Vince and Maria Anello, who have owned the business for the past 28 years, reopened the deli on Friday, and 46 of the original 56 staff were there to greet the long queues of excited customers.

The couple came good on the promise they made in the immediate aftermath of the fire, which took about 30 firefighters almost 90 minutes to control in the early hours of Saturday, July 6.

Mrs Anello said that after running on three, four or even zer