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Tulsa restaurant reopens after water line damage

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Posted at 10:01 PM, Feb 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 09:34:08-05

TULSA, Okla. — On Saturday The Chalkboard reopened for business after a water line break caused serious damage to its kitchen and restaurant.

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Part of the ceiling in the kitchen of Chalkboard caved in when a fire suppression system pipe broke, causing major flooding throughout the restaurant's kitchen, dining room, and wine cellar.

"We’re busting it out, my servers are making money, we’ve got smiles on our faces and just trying to make sure everybody is happy and give them that chalkboard service,” Joshua Ozaras, owner of The Chalkboard told 2 Works for You.

He said they are having to start from scratch, but the crew is happy to be doing what they love the most, serving the community.

His resilience is proving strong despite the pandemic and the chaos from this past week.

Although they are having to recreate the menu from scratch, the support from the community and the team at Chalkboard are proving he and his sister, who's his co-owner have a village behind them to get back up.

“Last night the guys, my general manager Tracy Sudberry and Chef Daniel Gibb were in here late last night putting the restaurant back together and my sister opened it up this morning, I'm here tonight, we’re having a great day," Ozaras said.

He said he is waiting to find out what insurance will cover for the repairs.

Meanwhile, they did open for Sunday brunch from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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