In the typical 2020 fashion, the Mi Famiglia Wood Oven Pizzeria of Downtown Oregon City has temporarily closed, but not because of anything related to COVID-19 which has forced thousands of restaurants to shut down throughout Oregon.
Early Oct. 3, the staff of Mi Famiglia arrived at their restaurant to find it had flooded due to a broken pipe from an upstairs bathroom. “My opening cook walked in at 8 a.m. and found the ceiling pouring water throughout the restaurant. He ran upstairs to find the cause and found a water supply line to a toilet in an upstairs bathroom had burst and flooded a large portion of the upstairs. Water eventually found its way to our level as well as the basement,” said Kyle Bradfield, owner of Mi Famiglia.
The restaurant suffered substantial damage throughout the entire building.
Bradfield continues, “We had to tear out the upstairs bathroom fixtures and floor, as well as some walls and flooring. In the restaurant we lost about half the ceiling, the entire kitchen floor, both bathroom floors, and the dish room floor, as well as a fair amount of drywall, trim, etc. At this point it looks like we’ll be closed for another 6-8 weeks.
They estimated to have lost around $12,000 in perishable items alone. This does not factor any of the repairs that will be needed. “We don’t know a dollar amount yet as the insurance adjusters are still doing their work, but the physical damages were extensive,” said Bradfield.