News Alert!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Burger Hut restaurant shifts into Code Enforcement mode.
At around 4:00pm PT on Tuesday August 12th, 2014, a powerful microburst blew into the community of Needles, California as people were heading out to get dinner.
The Burger Hut restaurant, located at 701 West Broadway near D Street in Downtown Needles, California, was open for business and making orders when the powerful microburst blew off the roof of the building causing lots of damaged both inside and outside the building.
Nobody got injured when the powerful microburst blown off the roof of the building, but the Burger Hut restaurant had to closed because of the damage inside and outside the building.
As the clean up of roof debris and trash began both inside and outside the building, both staff and owners told people in the community as well as ZachNews that they are going to rebuild and open, but it will take some time.
Months after the powerful microburst hit the community and shut this business down, the Burger Hut restaurant remains closed and the only new construction had the community can see is a gate around the property.
With many people in the community wondering what is going on with the Burger Hut restaurant, the issue has become a Code Enforcement issue.
During the Needles City Council Meeting held on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California, members of the Needles City Council were informed by Needles City Manager Rick Daniels of what’s the City of Needles is going to do regarding the Burger Hut restaurant in Downtown Needles, California.
Needles City Manager Rick Daniels told members of the Needles City Council that the City of Needles has been working with the property owner and until recently, were insured that they were going to rebuild and re-establish the business, and were even shown construction layout plans of what the owner wanted to do in rebuilding the Burger Hut restaurant.
But, according to Needles City Manager Rick Daniels, we’re in a Code Enforcement issue and that we have not seen action on the property so it is shifted into Code Enforcement mode.
Needles City Manager Rick Daniels told members of the Needles City Council that the City of Needles wants the owner of the Burger Hut restaurant to either rebuild and re-establish the business, which the City of Needles wants, or “tear it down” for the property cannot be left in the condition it remains today.
ZachNews has reached out to the owner of the Burger Hut restaurant and awaiting their response.
The hope now is that with Code Enforcement getting involved, that maybe this will get things moving again so that something is done with the Burger Hut restaurant rather then the building sit there as another closed up building in our community collecting dust and trash, and be a target for vandalism as like other closed up buildings including the old Overland Motel located just across the street from the Burger Hut restaurant.
We all hope that the Burger Hut restaurant gets rebuild and reopen as soon as possible.
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