Centro is reopening Wednesday after closing temporarily due to a kitchen fire
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A downtown restaurant has announced it is reopening after closing on July 14 due to a kitchen fire.
Centro, an upscale Italian restaurant located at 1003 Locust St. inside the Temple for Performing Arts, is opening its doors to customers again on Wednesday.
The popular downtown restaurant with an outdoor patio is known for its wood-fired pizza, homemade pasta dishes, seafood, steaks, lunch and brunch.
"We will reopen tomorrow, Wednesday..." a Facebook post read. "We're looking forward to serving you soon!"
On July 14, Capt. Dean Rodriguez of the Des Moines Fire Department said a fire started in a ventilation system above a wood-burning grill while 12 groups of diners were seated in the restaurant.
Rodriguez said that the damage was mostly contained to the ductwork and that he didn't expect it to exceed $10,000.
There were no changes to the menu or business hours.
Location: 1003 Locust St., Des Moines
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Brian Taylor Carlson is the food and dining reporter at the Des Moines Register. Reach him at email@example.com or 515-284-8552 and follow @briantaylorcarlson on Facebook, @BriinDSM on Twitter and @briindsm on Instagram.
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