Although the recovery process is moving, it does so at an insanely slow pace – 3.5 months after the fire the landlord’s insurance company has finally released the properties so that the landlord & their contractors can start the lengthy process of haggling with the insurance adjusters how much is actually going to be covered.
In the meantime, we’re temporarily operating out of KitchenCru to allow us to have products for our booth at the PSU farmers market Saturdays. We’ve also recently opened a food cart right next to the shop to get our sandwich business back online.
The cart is open Tuesdays – Saturdays, 11am-4pm. We’ve got most of our menu available, with the notable exception of our Grinder which has house-cured meats (coppa & lonza) that take 3-4 months to make. A rotating selection of daily slaw and specials will round out our offerings of sandwiches & salads. Attached is a menu.
We will also be carrying cookies & pie holes Fridays & Saturdays from our neighbor Pie Spot, who is also still closed from the fire. Pie Spot will be taking over the cart Sundays & Mondays, offering coffee, pie holes & breakfast sandwiches.
The recovery process has been incredibly slow due to insurance investigations & procedures. Physical recovery of the spaces will still be several months – likely another 1-2 month for Pie Spot, and likely 4-6 months for Tails & Trotters. We expect to operate the cart at least through the summer, until the shop is able to reopen.