Friday, January 22, 2016

Future of Home Cafe in Brockton in Question After Damage from Flooding

A drinking spot south of the city that is known for its bar pizza is facing an uncertain future after massive flooding hit the place last night.

The Brockton Enterprise is reporting that Home Cafe in Brockton sustained what appears to be major damage after a water main burst on North Main Street outside the bar around 11:00 PM, causing thousands of gallons of water to pour into the basement, reaching the ceiling, and coming up through the floor of the place in a few spots. The article says that owner Paul Stewart was in touch with his insurance company today and is going to be having the water pumped out of the structure, but is unsure if he wants to go through the ordeal of getting it cleaned up and ready to reopen, especially since a similar situation that happened in 2007 caused the place to be shut down for a number of months. Stewart says in the post that "I'm sick to my stomach about the whole thing....That was 10 months of hard grueling heartache. Mostly the insurance company and then getting everything else in order too. It was such a grind trying to put it back together. I don't know if I have it in me for a second time."

[February 14 update: Fox 25 WFXT states that another water pipe burst in the same part of North Main Street over the weekend, though this one didn't cause any damage to Home Cafe. The post also says that the owner of the bar has filed the necessary claims and is now waiting for the insurance company to pay the money needed for it to reopen.]

Home Cafe is a bar that our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants) has featured as one of the best--and least-known--places to get bar pizza south of the city. The review can be found at this link:

The address for Home Cafe is 677 N Main Street, Brockton, MA, 02301.

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[Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Pizzas in the Boston Area and Beyond]