Joe Boccardi’s re-opens in limited capacity after Eureka flooding

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EUREKA, MO (KTVI)- A landmark Eureka restaurant heavily damaged during the recent flooding is getting creative to re-open, at least in a reduced capacity. While repairs are ongoing inside the popular Joe Boccardi`s Restaurant, workers have set up a temporary restaurant in the back parking lot. There is a massive tent along with a trailer holding a huge oven.

Joe Bocccardi's was among the many businesses and homes that were flooded by waters from the Meramec River. The restaurant had about four feet of water inside of it. That has led to an extensive clean up and remodeling operation.

Boccardi's is a Eureka fixture, celebrating its 45th anniversary next Friday.

The Boccardi family decided to open the temporary facility outside primarily to keep their employees working but also to help generate some revenue. The outdoor operation opens at 4pm Friday, January 8. From them on, the tent site will be open from 11am until 8pm every day.

There are a few tables in the tent but this will primarily be carry out. The menu will be limited for now to basically pizza and appetizers.

You can order in person or you can call in orders at 636-938-6100.

Boccardi`s hope to reopen the main restaurant in mid-February.