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Help wanted: Oregon District restaurant rising from ashes and is now hiring 

Closed since New Year’s weekend, an Oregon District restaurant continues to rebound from a devastating fire. 

Salar Restaurant and Lounge, 400 E. Fifth St., will hold open interviews for restaurant employees from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 25 and Tuesday, June 26. 

Ian Dean, the restaurant’s front of the house manager, said that a variety of positions are available including bussers, waitresses/waiters and line cooks.

>> Oregon District restaurant rising from fire and readying for brand new chapter

“Basically anything you can think of,” Dean said. “Some (former employees) will be returning, but we will be reaching out for new prospects.”

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He estimated that the restaurant will have about 30 employees when it reopens, and 15-20 will be new. 

>> PHOTOS: Progress inside of Salar after fire  (May 14, 2018)

Applications are available at salarrestaurant.com/careers.

Dean said the restaurant hopes to reopen in late July, but it may be early August as final remodeling projects are complete and permits are obtained.

>> Downtown restaurant closing for good 

The restaurant has been closed since the Dec. 29 fire. 

When it reopens, diners can expect an entire new look to the restaurant that chef Margot Blondet, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Lima, Peru, opened in 2013 at the former site of Sidebar.

About a half-dozen other businesses were also impacted by the early morning blaze. 

>> RELATED:  Oregon District businesses are bouncing back after devastating blaze 

Simple ingredients based on a classic Peruvian sandwich make up Salar's pork Belly dish. Video by Amelia Robinson

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