The damage is much more extensive than originally thought. Owner and Chef Alice Waters said the fire damaged both the downstairs and upstairs porches. She says the repair work will be a more significant project since both areas will need to be demolished and rebuilt. Waters was hoping to re-open the restaurant in mid-April but that's unlikely to happen now.
BERKELEY, Calif. --There's been another setback for Berkeley's world-renowned Chez Panisse restaurant following a fire two weeks ago.