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Creekside to reopen Dec. 10 following smoke damage

Creekside Cafe and Grill was voted best place to eat breakfast.
John F. Russell

— A popular Steamboat Springs breakfast spot plans to reopen Dec. 10 following an incident that resulted in smoke damage.

Creekside Cafe & Grill owner Kelly Landers said that on Monday night prep cooks were working, and a big pan of margarine was left on the stove.

It was not until about 4 a.m. Tuesday morning that a cleaner discovered smoke in the building.

Landers said that because the margarine was oil-based, the fire alarms never went off.

“Nothing actually caught fire,” Landers said.

Landers contacted Bob Strong with Farmers Insurance, and she learned the damage was covered.

Carpet and ceiling tiles are being replaced, and Landers said companies like ServiceMaster have gone out of their way to get the restaurant back open quickly.

“Community support has been really great,” Landers said.

In addition to the damage, Landers said insurance is paying the wages of the 25 people who work at Creekside.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email mstensland@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland


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