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Pa's Pizza Shuts Down Due to Flooding From Burst Pipe Following Deep Freeze

Popular pizzeria shuttered until it can rebuild.

 

Back in October Montville Patch spend a wonderful hour at Pa’s Pizza doing a little research for a business feature story. And by research I mean sampling the sauce, soup and the cannoli’s …you get the idea.

Last Friday night, according to sustained serious flood damage from a burst pipe in the apartment above the restaurant. The owners are waiting on an okay from the landlord (who is waiting on the insurance company) to begin reconstruction.

“A pipe in the apartment upstairs from our building froze and burst and flooded the apartment upstairs in turn flooding our restaurant.  Just about every wall in the place is soaked including the entire ceiling and insulation in between,” Butzgy said. “There was about 3 inches of standing water …the fire department had to come to kill the power to ensure safety.”

Butzgy said several pieces of equipment were damaged in the flood and “just about the entire place needs to be gutted and repaired to ensure no mold grows, which means, unfortunately we are forced to close the business while the cleanup and rebuild happens. “ 

They also had to dump all their food.

Their big worry? Their customers

“It seems our phone systems and answering machine are not working properly and we need to get the word out somehow …we have to close but we’ll be back. Hopefully.”

Butzgy said that Pa's Pizza business “was great before this.”

“We were holding pretty steady and had big orders already placed for the Super Bowl.”

So for now, Pa’s is closed. 

Dana January 29, 2013 at 12:12 PM
It so sad to hear!!! Keeping prayers and fingers crossed you open soon. We love you!! We miss you, your food and your laughter already!!! We will be waiting anxiously to be there when you open again! Keep the faith guys...there really isnt any other pizza place like you!!!
Janis H. Albert January 29, 2013 at 12:24 PM
So sorry to hear - you have the best pizza in town! Hope you can rebuild quickly.
RMS January 29, 2013 at 09:54 PM
Hurry Back! We miss you!!!!
jhon January 29, 2013 at 11:53 PM
WOW...So sorry for you hope you get back to bussiness soon.

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