Durfee High’s student-run restaurant and salon open to the public this week

Andrew M. Santos

FALL RIVER — Students at B.M.C. Durfee High School are preparing to launch the vocational department’s new beauty salon and restaurant to the public with a grand opening on Thursday.

“When the people of Fall River realize exactly what they have on their hands and they come and experience it… I think it’s gonna explode,” said Cindy Sylvia, the school’s director of Career, Vocational and Technical Education.

On Thursday, Dec. 2, members of the public from Fall River and beyond are invited to check out the Granite Grille and Elevations Beauty Academy, both run by students in the CVTE department’s culinary and cosmetology tracks. For $14.95, attendees can enjoy a buffet of some of the restaurant’s offerings, including homemade bread and butter, shrimp Mozambique and chicken piccata, all made by students. A $18 ticket will include the buffet and one of the services offered by the students in the salon,

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