Terror Victim Sisto Malaspina's Melbourne Cafe To Reopen
There will be much coffee and a few tears as the cafe co-owned by terror victim Sisto Malaspina, reopens in Melbourne.
The family of Sisto Malaspina have released a statement. The family plan to donate the enormous amount of beautiful flowers outside Pellegrini's to nursing homes and hospitals to "brighten-up other's lives". #9News pic.twitter.com/FxlkOctgfL— Nine News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) November 12, 2018
Four days after the 74-year-old was stabbed to death just a few hundred metres from Pellegrini's Espresso Bar, the city institution will reopen its doors on Tuesday.
"In honour of dad's memory the wonderful staff at Pellegrini's are determined to continue his legacy with the same passion," Mr Malaspina's family said in a statement.
Tributes continue today for Pellegrinis owner Sisto Malaspina. Questions emerge over the terrorist’s social media links to Australia’s most notorious terror jihadist. I’m live on Sky News this morning and Sky on Win @SkyNewsAust pic.twitter.com/uefU7LbzUg— Ahron Young (@AhronYoung) November 11, 2018
Relatives won't attend on Tuesday but there are expected to be some special guests, including the possibility of Prime Minister Scott Morrison who has indicated a desire to pay his respects.
Mr Malaspina was killed and two other men were injured when when 30-year-old Hassan Khalif Shire Ali drove a burning ute into the city and launched a knife attack on Friday.
The restaurateur died in the street while police shot Shire Ali who died later in hospital.
Mr Malaspina had co-owned Pellegrini's since 1974 and both man and venue had become icons, the former with a "flamboyant personality" as remembered by his family.
A state funeral will be held for Mr Malaspina next week.