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Bernie’s Pizza original owner Bernie Drassal retired in 2015.

A restaurant that was a longtime Millard favorite is reopening.

Bernie’s Pizza, which closed in Millard four years ago after close to 45 years in business, is reopening as a takeout-only spot.

The family is reopening the business in a new location, 13522 Cottner St., and Bernie Drassal’s nephew, Gene Branch, will run the new restaurant.

The restaurant will use all the same recipes as the former eatery, said Bridget Branch, who is married to Gene. The restaurant plans to open Wednesday, with a grand opening celebration starting Friday. Hours, for now, are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The phone number to order will be 402-895-4433.

Drassal closed the original location in 2015 because of increasing rents. A new owner took over that location, near 136th and Q Streets, in 2016 but with a different menu. That location is now permanently closed.

Reporter - Food and dining

Sarah Baker Hansen writes restaurant reviews and food stories for the World-Herald. She also writes the quarterly "Food Prowl" series, where teams of tasters go around Omaha to find favorite foods in a number of categories. Phone: 402-444-1069

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