Le Petit Cambodge Vows To Reopen

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Weeks after the Paris attacks claimed the lives of 15 diners at Le Carrillon and Le Petit Cambodge restaurants in the 10th arrondissement, the latter establishment has vowed to return via Facebook.

“In these hours of contemplation, we thank you for the support you have shown, to us and towards all those affected by this tragic event,” the post begins. “Our team is doing well, but it will take time to heal from the psychological shock.”

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The sidewalk outside Le Carrillon, littered with memorials, just across the street from Le Petit Cambodge. (Reuters: Benoit Tessier)

“It is still a miracle when you look at the number of people who have not been so fortunate. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families.”

“Le Petit Cambodge will reopen, because for each of us life must go on, but also out of respect for the customers who were at the restaurant that night. Not to reopen would be to give in and concede a victory that will never be won.”

“The spirit of solidarity and reverence of all those who appeared before the restaurant to express their support has touched us tremendously. Your care and attention are all the help and motivation we need to face the immense task that stands before us.”

“See you very soon,” the post ends, signed by the entire team at Le Petit Cambodge. One of the owners of the nearby Le Carrillon told The Local that they, too, plan to reopen.