Hathaway's Diner to reopen Thursday after busted pipe flooded restaurant – WLWT Cincinnati

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Hathaway’s Diner plans to reopen Thursday morning after being closed for two days.
A water pipe connected to the sprinklers burst Monday afternoon.
General Manager Steve Snyder said it took employees and the fire department hours to locate the shut-off valve in Carew Tower as water continued to flood the restaurant.
Snyder said he was immediately concerned when he got a call from the owner.
“He said, ‘You’re not going to believe this.’ He goes, ‘I think we’re done,'” Snyder said. “He was worried that it was a financial ruin.”
They now believe the damage is far less costly than initially feared. Still, employees have been out of work for two days, other than a few who helped with cleanup efforts.
“Servers don’t get tips. Cooks don’t come in. So they’re all missing out right after the holidays,” Snyder said. “A couple of them that weren’t even scheduled to be one of the workers today. We called them to say, ‘Hey, can you help us out.'”
Daryl Thomas, a chef, is one of the employees who said yes. He has worked for the restaurant for nearly 20 years.
“This place has raised my children. It’s raised my grandchildren, and it’s raised my great-granddaughter. It’s everything,” Thomas said. “We’re gonna put it back together ’cause that’s what we do. Good food served fast.”
Hathaway’s Diner plans to reopen on Thursday at 8 a.m.
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