Sazón, which offers upscale Latin American cuisine, has been closed since
Delays in insurance inspections, utility and city inspections, and construction permitting pushed back the owners' initial plans of reopening in "two or three weeks" after the fire to July and now early September, he said.
"It was a good five, six weeks before we could start doing things," Becerra said. "The second floor had the only fire and water damage. There was no real structural damage."
The upstairs area where the fire and smoke damage occurred includes offices and a wine cellar. The intense heat damaged the wine, Becerra said.
"I had to dispose of 1,000 bottles of wine," he said.
Becerra did not disclose the dollar loss incurred with the fire and closure but said Sazón staff have been paid salary and tips during the closure period.
There was no fire damage in the restaurant's dining room.
The staircase incurred some damage and is being replaced.
Sazón is one of three
Sazón opened in
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