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Bestsellers Cafe Re-Opens Today

The cafe plans to open at 7 a.m., according to its Facebook page.

After five years shuttered, Bestsellers Cafe re-opens at 7 a.m. today, and plans to hold a grand opening celebration later in August, according to an announcement on its Facebook page.

"We will officially be opening tomorrow morning at 7am!" the post, made Wednesday evening, said. "Yes, the permits are in order, books have been discounted, food has been ordered, new books (plenty) have arrived....and the staff are anxious to meet everyone and welcome the community, too!"

Cafe owner Rob Dilman went before the city council in July, which unanimously approved a common victuallers license for the bookstore/cafe/coffee shop. From there, a health inspection had to be conducted before the cafe could open.

"It’s a fantastic spot and I’m looking forward to getting back into the community," Dilman said at the time.

The store closed in 2007 when property owner Michael Casoli began building renovations originally expected to take six to 18 months. But the project hit a snag with soil problems beneath the building, and has since dragged on slowly.

The cafe will hold its official grand opening on Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday Aug. 12, according to the Facebook post.

Carol August 02, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Welcome back Bestseller's. Can't wait to visit soon. Best wishes.
BookOasis August 02, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Congrats Rob!
Emily S. Shannon August 02, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Rob, I just got word that you were opening today. As you well know we are in Nantasket and are unable to be there today. Maybe I will get there for one of your other opening. Lots of luck and glad to have you back. Emily Shannon
Robin Dooling August 02, 2012 at 09:59 PM
Rob. Congrats on the long awaited return of one of the best establishments in Medford. We are on vacation but will come by when we return. Good luck! The Dooling family.
ella watson August 03, 2012 at 01:01 AM
..Your Cafe Is Absolutely....Beautiful, Best Of luck...Glad Your Back!!
Arthur DeLuca August 05, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Finally! We have a bookstore back in Medford!!! The B&N section of Stop & Shop just didn't cut it. I wonder if they can order the McFarland Press titles? Going to find out tomorrow.
Danielle DiRusso August 05, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Good things are worth waiting for! Welcome back, can't wait to check out the new place!
Maggie C August 08, 2012 at 03:50 PM
I'm so happy to hear that Bestseller's has reopened! I've now moved away from Medford but will certainly make it my first stop the next time I'm in town. Best wishes!

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