Monday a washout for some of The Lot’s restaurants
It was water, not fire, that closed down The Lot for most of the day Monday.
Director of Hospitality Kris Klinger said a fire alarm went off in The Lotâs kitchen area around 2 p.m. Yet, it was not the alarm itself that shut down The Lotâs restaurants, but the water from the sprinklers that accompanied the alarm.
Klinger said the sprinklers rained water in the The Lotâs kitchen, forcing the kitchen to shut down until health officials cleared the area.
Though the restaurants serving cold food were able to reopen quickly, those that needed access to the kitchen remained closed throughout the day.
Klinger said the university asked health officials to continue working on The Lot into the evening to help ensure all restaurants would open as planned Tuesday morning.
âWe insisted the health department come back tonight,â Klinger said Monday.
Even though the closure was temporary, Klinger said it was detrimental.
âIt definitely hurt The Lotâs business,â he said.