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January 13, 2014

Sassy Sisters reopens in Portage

PORTAGE — A Portage area restaurant, empty for nearly all of 2013, reopened Monday morning to the delight of local residents.

Sassy Sisters Restaurant, 911 Caldwell Ave., welcomed in local patrons at 8 a.m. Monday, with stacked ham sandwich and breaded veal specials on the day.

“It was a steady day today. Hopefully it will continue that way,” said new owner Brian Feist in a phone interview, above the overwhelming din of a fully in-motion kitchen behind him. “It seems we’re being welcomed back with open arms as a community icon, so to speak.”

Feist, a former Cambria County emergency services worker, purchased the space from former owners Cathy Sossong and Joan Oshaben, who had decided to retire from food service and close up shop in January of last year. Feist said that since he took over, Sossong and Oshaben have been helping him get the popular eatery back on its feet.

Find out why Feist said the new incarnation will be just as regulars remember - as well as the new additions diners can expect - in Tuesday's Tribune-Democrat.

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