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Jun 23, 2013 06:27 PM

Flooded restaurants YYC

Anyone got any info on which restaurants remain closed as a result of flooding? Rouge? Charcut?

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  1. Try checking their Twitter feeds.

    Rouge: 'We are closed but hope to open soon.' posted yesterday afternoon.

    Charcut: 'CHARCUT still without power. Hoping to re-open in the next few days. Thank you all for your support!' posted this afternoon.

    Rush: 'We are closed again today until further notice. Hope everyone is staying safe and enjoying time with their loved ones! See you soon.' posted this afternoon.

    1. The ones I came across on twitter that actually suffered flooding are Wurst, Mercato, Mission Diner, and Earls on 4th St and Rivercafe. Not totally sure about Vin Room or James Joyce on 4th. They are all around the same few blocks.

      I think others which have been closed have been because of power issues.

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      1. re: miss.foodie

        How did River Cafe fare??? Prince's Island did not look very hospitable.....

        1. re: JohnnyGe

          According to their tweet:
          "The beauty of @RiverCafeYYC is miraculously intact, edible garden & patio perfectly untouched. Need power & new basement!!"

          1. re: JohnnyGe

            There's a picture floating around (sorry...) showing the River Cafe completely surrounded by water.

              1. re: Shazam

                I've seen that pic, haven't seen River Cafe first hand but my understanding is the main floor is Ok.

                1. re: maplesugar

                  Tweeted by the owner last night:
                  'The beauty of @RiverCafeYYC is miraculously intact, edible garden & patio perfectly untouched. Need power & new basement!!'

              2. re: JohnnyGe

                Huge volunteer crew at Prince's Island Park today trying to facilitate recovery for Folk Fest. River Café did not get hit remotely as hard as some other places. I have great worries about Chinatown restos in particular.

                Wurst will be down for months, probably, but who knows- Enmax and the city in general have been miracle workers, met or exceeded every target, never lost us our drinking water for even one second- this is a great time to be in Calgary, selfless charity abounds like no place I've ever lived (and I'm a veteran of two hurricanes in the US).

            1. Vin Room and Wurst in Mission had their basements totally flooded and will be closed for a while

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              1. re: cellophane_star

                I saw a pic of the intersection just north of Wurst and figured the basement must have sustained major damage. My heart goes out to residents and owners who've worked so hard to build their homes and businesses and have lost so much.

                1. re: maplesugar

                  My friend works at Vin Room AND lives (lived?) in a basement condo in Mission.. She lost almost everything she owned. Still, she said she didn't have it as bad as some people she saw in line for the relief fund money. She lost her stuff but still has somewhere else to live.

                  I saw the Wurst basement on the news. It is beyond repair. Lots of booze lost too.

              2. Charcut did fine. Has been back for three days now.

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                1. re: plateofshrimp

                  Great news! We ventured down to Sumo in Eau Claire on Sunday and all looks completely normal. Cleaner than ever and no trace of anything untoward, parkade included.

                  1. re: nutellaluvr

                    ...and more importantly, Jackie's Thai wasn't impacted at all and just celebrated their first birthday!!!

                2. I went to Model Milk last Saturday night. They were without power for a few days. Instead of their regular menu, they had their Sunday Dinner on Saturday night. It was amazing - fried chicken & waffles, steelhead trout, kale, grits, apple crumble. Mmmmm...