NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The bodega where Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz was killed reopened its doors Thursday, despite some push-back from the Bronx community.

The store on East 183rd Street in the Belmont section is under new management with NYPD officers standing guard.

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The bodega had been closed since June 20 when police say members of the Trinitarios gang dragged Guzman-Feliz from inside and killed him.

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Members of the community said the store’s former owner did not do enough to stop the 15-year-old’s death.

“If I had done more, I would have been exposed and there would have been a memorial candle for me and my partner,” he said after the attack.

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Friends of Guzman-Feliz said they would prefer the space to be turned into a community center or church.