The Fire and Remodel

On the afternoon of Sunday, May 7, 2006, there was a fire at the popular neighborhood restaurant, The Gathering. The San Diego Fire Department responded with phenomenal expertise, bravery and speed.

Fortunately, no one was injured. The restoration of The Gathering took 1 year and re-opened May 2007.

Dan Thomas opened The Gathering in 1986 and it is ironic that the fire happened just as the 20th anniversary approaches.

Once the restaurant reopens, this web site will be turned over to Dan Thomas – owner extraordinaire – as the on line compliment to the physical restaurant.

The question of the day is . .“Will Jack now recognize (and support) the Fireman’s Special for ½ off drinks??”

Tom hard at work
Tom hard at work
Cool inside colors
Cool inside colors
New awnning to match
New awnning to match
New colors
New colors
A new look
A new look
Bathroom plumbing
Bathroom plumbing
New plumbing
New plumbing
Lots of worked needed
Lots of worked needed
New Beams
New Beams
New Windows and entrance
New Windows and entrance
big job
big job
The repairs get started
The repairs get started
Watching the fire
Watching the fire
Looking at the damage
Looking at the damage
Talking to the media
Talking to the media
The firemen worked into the night
The firemen worked into the night
The brave fireman save the building
The brave fireman save the building
8 fire companys called out
8 fire companys called out
Fire raged in the attic
Fire raged in the attic
Signs of trouble
Signs of trouble
Jack and Tom looking over the drawings
Jack and Tom looking over the drawings
Nick lending a hand
Nick lending a hand

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