Satchel's Rising Costs
At an annual art festival tonight, supporters are sounding the drumbeats of support for Satchel's.
It's empty now; but according to Michala Jones, it'll pick back up.
"Satchel's has great pizza, they have great service, you know they're a well known business here in town," she said.
Satchel's owner, Satchel Raye, is worried about his employees.
"Getting everything done right and trying to make it more efficient instead of just putting it back the way it was, is just going to take more time," he said.
Up to three months, according to Raye; three months that his 50 employees will be out of a job.
"This is bigger than we thought, its going to take longer and cost more than we thought, but we don't have a choice," he said.
The price tag- Raye estimates up to $100,000.
"We're not covered for any loss of the product, any loss of equipment, or business, we're covered for the building only," he said.
However Raye says the community's assurance gives the Satchel's crew hope.
"It really gets me through the day knowing that people are out there that care, and that really want us to reopen, and want to help us in
any way they can," he said.
Raye says people donated $20,000 for his employees today alone.
The festival will continue on Saturday and Sunday, nine to three at Thornbrook Village.
Raye says it doesn't look like there's anything he could have done to prevent the fire- the studs behind the oven were very old and dry, and started to ignite from the heat coming from the ovens
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