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Firefly reopening at new location after outbreak

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Firefly touted its grand reopening on May 24, 2013. (Posting from Firefly's Facebook page) Firefly touted its grand reopening on May 24, 2013. (Posting from Firefly's Facebook page)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A Las Vegas restaurant shut down because of a food-borne illness outbreak that sickened nearly 300 people is set to reopen at its new location on Friday.

According to the eatery's Facebook page, Firefly is set to reopen at 3824 Paradise Rd. in a grand opening event at 4 p.m.

The restaurant closed its location at 3900 Paradise Rd. in late April after a health inspection showed as many as 44 demerits because of improper food storage, according to Southern Nevada Health District.

In an updated report on the closure, SNHD said 290 patrons who dined at the location on April 21-26 were sickened by salmonella bacteria. The health district linked the outbreak to chorizo served at Firefly.

"It is likely that the outbreak was due to local cross-contamination in the restaurant's kitchen and not from a contaminated commercial food," officials said in the report.

While the restaurant was given a setback in the outbreak, Firefly is touting improvements of the popular chain.

"It's the same fun Firefly you've grown to love, just bigger and better," a post on the restaurant's website said on Friday.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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