Bjorn Ulvaeus (R), a member of Swedish disco group ABBA attends the opening of "Mamma Mia! The party" on Jan. 20, 2016 in Stockholm.
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January 21, 2016 7:44 AM EST

For the first time in eight years, ABBA reunited Wednesday at the launch of Björn Ulvaeus’ new restaurant.

Ulvaeus, 70, was joined by Benny Andersson, 69, Agnetha Fältskog, 65, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 70, to celebrate the opening of his new eatery, “Mama Mia! The party” in Stockholm.

But while the three gathered to support their former band mate as he debuted his Grecian style restaurant inspired by the film and stage musical Mamma Mia! they denied any speculation that they would ever grace the stage together again, USA Today reports.

“I don’t think so,” Andersson said.

Still, ABBA lovers can enjoy the band’s music, as the restaurant reportedly offers a four-hour dining extravaganza, inviting guests to watch and sing along to a show, inspired by songs from the band.
While they won’t be performing together, simply seeing them all in one place may have been enough for fans, considering the four haven’t been spotted in public together since 2008, when they all attended the London and Stockholm premieres of the film Mamma Mia!.

ABBA, made up of two married couples, toured the world for nine years before breaking up in 1982 after the couples divorced.

According to USA Today, the former band mates are still friendly, but are each focused on their own ventures.

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