COLONIE, N.Y. — Plans to rebuild a Colonie bar lost to a fire after a 2016 crash are moving forward.

In a Facebook posting, the owner of Blessings Tavern writes she has had a building loan approved and plans to start construction on a new tavern soon.

The original Blessings tavern was demolished after the tragic fiery car wreck that severely burned Niko DiNovo.

After a long fight with his injuries, Niko passed away in March.

The driver in the accident, Michael Carr, was sentenced to six years in prison back in January.