The owners of a well-known restaurant and events venue in Kokomo that was destroyed by a fire Thursday morning say they’ll be back. A message on the PASTArrific Italian Restaurant Facebook page reads "we are determined to rebuild & serve our community soon."
The Kokomo Tribune reports the restaurant is a total loss following the fire. PASTArrific has been a staple in the Howard County city for 30 years. It had grown over the years from a restaurant in a strip mall to a full-service dining facility with a restaurant, pub room and three banquet rooms with a capacity of up to 480 guests.
The full message on Facebook reads:
PASTArrific family & Staff would like to Thank, Kokomo Fire department, Police department, first Responders for being there for us today plus our whole community for offering their support during this trying time. We are sooo fortunate to be in this amazing Community & We are determined to rebuild & serve our community soon.
The Kokomo Tribune reports damage is estimated at $1.5 million.