Two Corrales businesses closed after fire
March 22, 2018 06:47 PM
CORRALES, N.M. -- A fire forced two businesses to temporarily close their doors. Flames broke out at Corrales Bistro Brewery Thursday morning, causing significant damage the restaurant and a neighboring store.
Bistro owner Fritz Allen said the phone call came in from the Corrales Fire Department before 5 a.m. Someone drove by, smelled smoke and saw flames shooting out of the roof.
"The good thing is that we didn't have any loss of human life or animal life, and obviously that's the important thing," he said.
Most of the blaze stayed in the kitchen, Allen said. But the smoke damage impacted the entire building, including the Cinchy Cowgirl next door.
"We couldn't get in for a while, so we peeked through the windows," owner Samantha Tarter said. "Couldn't see anything, then when they disarmed the alarm. It was just you couldn't see. There was just smoke everywhere."
Both businesses will stay closed, at least for now, but Allen says they won't give up. His hopes for the restaurant are still the same.
"We had plans. We have plans," he said. "We have plans to do some other licenses, a distillers license. We have plans to continue improving the staff that we have, so we have to stay positive in order for all that to happen."
Allen said he doesn't know how much money it will take to clean out and rebuild the bistro, but he's expecting it to be around $10,000.
Updated: March 22, 2018 06:47 PM
Created: March 22, 2018 04:38 PM
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