Vida Cafe Thrives After Grand Re-Opening

VIDA, Ore. — The Vida Cafe has finally re-opened its doors, after a fire burned it to the ground more than a year ago.

After a long journey, the owner said business is thriving. The Vida Cafe’s grand re-opening was in November.

Owner, Susan Nelson said she had to replace almost everything, after the fire completely destroyed her cafe, last October.

The damage costing almost $300,000. She said insurance covered the costs. 

Nelson said after the fire, she worked to get permits and worked with construction crews to get her business back.

Nelson added that she couldn’t have done it without the community’s help.

“For twenty one years I have stayed in the kitchen, so I don’t really socialize. I have really been finding out how many people in the community and everywhere have missed us and really loved us. It makes me feel great,” said Susan Nelson, owner, Vida Cafe. 

Nelson said the layout is almost the same as the original Vida Cafe.

The cafe has brand new equipment, new tables, chairs, curtains and a brand new sign out front.

The Vida Cafe is open seven days a week.


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