Alice Waters says Berkeley's Chez Panisse will reopen in June

March 28, 2013 8:18:58 PM PDT
Berkeley's world famous Chez Panisse will not be back in business until June. It has been closed since an early morning fire heavily damaged the award winning restaurant on March 8.

Owner and Chef Alice Waters posted a message on the company website stating that she is confident the restaurant will be ready for customers the first week of June.

The new building will be the same size, but will include some Japanese and American craftsman style elements.

Waters has business-interruption insurance, so her staff will continue to be paid during the rebuilding process.