After a fire destroyed the back half of Humble: Simply Good Pies in March, the shop is finally moving toward a reopening.
A cigarette started a fire outside the shop on Garland Road, and the resulting blaze left the back portion of the business, including the kitchen, unusable.
Most of the debris had to be left in place while fire investigators worked. Then, the insurance companies started determining the cost of rebuilding.
Construction work to rebuild the shop started this week, says Sean Jett, who founded the dessert company with his wife, Erin, in 2018. They are hoping to reopen by September.
“We’re positive. We’re happy,” Sean says. “The support from the neighborhood has been amazing.”
All the sheetrock was removed, and the walls were taken down to the brick and studs. A sealant will be added to prevent any residual smoke from causing any odor. Part of the roof was damaged in the fire, so it will have to be replaced. And the shop lost all of its kitchen equipment.
In the meantime, Sean says he is finalizing some plans to be able to use the kitchen facilities at Dallas College so they can start working again. Another plan is to set up a tent, maybe even in front of the Humble pie shop, to offer drive-up sales. Several other friends in the restaurant industry have offered to host Humble pie pop-ups, too.
“I can’t say enough good things about the neighborhood,” Sean says. “It’s been a joy.”
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