LONG BEACH (CBS) — Less than three months after a investigators dug up the floor of a popular Lomita dining spot in search of the corpse of the owner’s wife, the restaurant is set to open up its doors for business as early as this weekend.
KNX 1070’s Jon Baird reports David Viens, the owner and chef of Thyme Contemporary Cafe, is charged with murdering his wife Dawn.READ MORE: SoFi Stadium Looking To Fill More Than 3,000 Part-Time Positions With Job Fairs Being Held This Month
Viens reportedly confessed to the killing in March after jumping off a cliff and shattering his legs.
But this week, his family has announced plans to reopen the restaurant on Narbonne Avenue near Lomita Boulevard as soon as unspecified permit issues are resolved.READ MORE: Feds: Mustafa Qadiri Of Irvine Used $5 Million In Fraudulent PPP Loans To Buy Ferrari, Bentley, And Lamborghini
When asked if she thinks customers would return, David’s mother Sandra remains pragmatic.
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Dawn was last seen Oct. 18, 2009.