El Rey grocery store reopens Friday


by WDJT Staff

MILWAUKEE-- A south side grocery store badly damaged in a fire earlier this month is now open again.

El Rey on 51st and Oklahoma Avenue has been closed since January 2 after it caught on fire.

Milwaukee Police arrested two teenagers who were caught on security camera near the store shortly before the fire started.

The exterior signage was badly damaged and much of the store's inventory was lost to smoke and water damage.

Workers and customers helped the family-owned business clean up and get ready for Friday's reopening.


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