Granzella's Fire - Williams, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
N 39° 09.399 W 122° 08.926
10S E 573547 N 4334505
Quick Description: A fire that destroyed a famous Northern California restaurant (though it was rebuilt within a year).
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/9/2016 6:26:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMRVWQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 1

Long Description:

Grandzella's is a big Italian restaurant that is famous far beyond the city limits.

Opened in 1976, Grandzella's has been a popular rest stop for people traveling along Northern California's highway 5 for decades.

On October 11, 2007, a fire destroyed large parts of the iconic building and the news about it spread fast across Northern California.

After ten months of reconstruction, the restaurant re-opened in August 2008.

An article in the Lake County Record Bee covered the fire extensively.

You can read that article at or Newspaper Article waymark.

The pictures at this site are enlarged pieces of a display inside the restaurant.

Type of Structure: Private Building

Construction Date: 1/1/1976

Fire Date: 10/11/2007

Structure status: Still standing building

Cause of Fire:
Kitchen Fire that quickly spread.


Documentation of the fire: [Web Link]

Other: Not listed

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