The Holey Artisan Bakery, where militants killed 20 people last year, has reopened but at a new and smaller location in Dhaka’s Gulshan.
The upscale bakery used to be operated on a 2000 sq ft area will now be housed inside a 500 sq ft space on the first floor of ‘Rangs Arcade’ building at the Gulshan Avenue.
The newly constructed zone could seat 20 people. The cafe could earlier seat 50 people at once.
Six months into the terrorist attack, the bakery was reopened on Tuesday, one of those managing the venture said, conditioning anonymity.
On Jul 1 last year, gunmen barged into the cafe on road 79 at Gulshan 2 and 20 people were brutally murdered, 17 of whom were foreigners. The militants were neutralized by army commandos next morning.
Much of the structure including boundary walls and goods kept inside were damaged by the terrorist attack and the commando action.
Recently, it was announced by the management that they would reopen the cafe at a new location on their Facebook page.
Workers were seen busy decorating the new place on Tuesday afternoon.
The manager said they are planning to open branches at Dhanmondi and Motijheel as well.
“After the setback, we are trying to turn around. But the country’s loss is much bigger,” he said.