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On Monday night, friends of Ricky Costner Jr. are throwing a party in memory of the Merge sous chef, killed last week by a co-worker.

At 6 p.m. at the Towne Ballroom, 681 Main St., it'll be a night of "raising money, raising awareness, and raising the roof in Little Ricky's honor." A $15 donation is suggested.

There will be music and free food, but a cash bar, a silent auction and a dart gift board.

Merge's Sarah Schneider said the restaurant reopened Thursday, returning to its regular hours, with one exception: this Monday night, for the benefit.