MILLVILLE — Local dining spot Jim’s Lunch will reopen after being temporarily closed due to the demolition of the neighboring building.

The demolition forced Jim’s Lunch to close and move everything out of the restaurant, which has been on the city’s Main Street for 96 years.

The restaurant took to its Facebook page Friday to announce the grand reopening would be next Tuesday.

“We will reopen for business Tuesday October 16th bright and early at 6 am. We look forward to seeing all of our loyal customers, and we really appreciate your support!” the post said.

More than 700 Facebook users liked the post, including the official page of Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout, a Millville native.

Jim’s Lunch closed March 27 after learning about the necessary demolition of the adjacent East Main Street building.

An official assessment found the neighboring building had several problems, including cracks in the masonry walls, deterioration in the basement and crumbling brick from a load-bearing wall.

Crews began work in April, but the project experienced some delays due to asbestos and worker safety. The project cost the city an estimated $1.2 million.

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