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Josh Hanson, left, and Anthony Soland will re-open Spanky's Stone Hearth on Rose Lake May 4, about nine months after fire caused extensive damage to the restaurant. The northwoods-style building features a rock bar like was in the former Stone Hearth. The two fireplaces, including the original stone hearth fireplace, right, have been soda blasted and refurbished to look as good as new. Although not required, reservations are recommended for the restaurant.

Spanky's Stone Hearth near Vergas to re-open May 4

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On May 4, 2005, Josh Hanson took over Spanky's Stone Hearth and opened it as his own after working there for 10 years.

On May 4, 2011, he will open it once again after a fire closed the restaurant last August.


The construction schedule first called for the Rose Lake restaurant to open a year after the fire in August, but it was then pushed up to June 1.

"Construction went a lot quicker than expected," he said.

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