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Fort Collins gelato business owner hopeful to reopen storefront by year’s end

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. – More than a year after a fire burned his gelato and to-go Italian food shop, and with winter quickly on its way, Paul Pellegrino is hoping to have the store back up and running as soon as he can.

The storefront for Gelato & aMore on the west side of City Park in Fort Collins burned on July 26, 2020. It was not destroyed, but major repairs were needed along with new equipment.

After the fire, Pellegrino moved some of the remaining equipment and his employees to the kitchen in his garage at his home and relied on food deliveries and his catering business, Northern Colorado Catering, to stay afloat while repairs continued.

“We needed a place to operate from, at least to regain our gelato making and our takeaway foods,” he said. “Deciding to do the garage was one of our only options, but it has its limitations.”

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