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Updated: 03/13/2018 08:30:01AM

Reborn from Irma

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JAY MEISEL/STAFF Stacy Wall, an employee at Mae Lee's Deli and Catering, takes an order from a customer. The eatery reopened Monday, six months and two days after Hurricane Irma forced its closure.

JAY MEISEL/STAFF Mae Lee Gilroy works in the kitchen during the reopening day for Mae Lee's Deli and Catering. She's owned the eatery for 29 years.

JAY MEISEL/STAFF Steve Van Dam and his stepmother, Ruth Van Dam, enjoy food at Mae Lee's Deili and Catering.

By JAY MEISEL

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SEBRING — When Sebring High School art teacher Steve Van Dam and his stepmother, Ruth Van Dam, arrived at Mae Lee’s Deli and Catering Monday for lunch, it was six months and two days after Hurricane Irma forced the closure of the eatery.

“She (his stepmother) was visiting from Michigan and I wanted to bring her here so she could experience what I have experienced for the last 20 years,” Van Dam said.

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