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Life is sweet again: Dolce Vita to reopen after rebuilding from a fire set by alleged serial arsonist

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Hurray! Dolce Vita reopens on Friday. Dolce Vita/Facebook
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Yep, this is what we've been missing. Photo via Always Hungry NY
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Dolce Vita after the fire in May. Photo by Karen Burd

It's been three months since a fire at Dolce Vita shut down Marco Wiles' popular pizzeria.

Now there's good news for those in thin crust withdrawal: Dolce Vita has announced that it will be re-opening on Friday at 5 p.m.

According to an employee who spoke with CultureMap, everything at the restaurant will be "exactly the same" from the menu to the dining room. And frankly, Dolce Vita is so delicious just as it is that we wouldn't have it any other way.

 Authorities arrested Jacob Garvin and charged him with criminal mischief and several counts of arson for allegedly setting up to 15 fires at businesses. 

The restaurant has been closed since May 23, when a fire started in a dumpster behind the restaurant spread to the rear wall of the building, causing significant damage to the kitchen, wine closet and second floor.

The fire was ruled an arson case, and in June authorities arrested Jacob Garvin and charged him with criminal mischief and several counts of arson for allegedly setting up to 15 fires at Houston area businesses, most of them in dumpsters.

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