Big Scoop owners still plan to reopen restaurant

Staff writer

Big Scoop owner Rusty Stenseng said the plan for the restaurant is still the same — rebuild and reopen.

The owners are waiting for their insurance — United Fire and Casualty — to make a ruling on their claim after a fire on March 3. Stenseng said demolition of the building is necessary with the fire, water, or smoke damaging every item in the interior of the restaurant.

Stenseng is waiting for the insurance contractors for repairs, heating and air, and electricity to make cost estimates. He thought he would hear from the insurance company last week.

Both the Kansas Fire Marshal’s Office and United Fire and Casualty investigator ruled the fire an accident on March 3. Spontaneous combustion was cited as the cause of the fire at the time.

“I know the community is wondering,” Stenseng said. “This should be one of our busiest times. We should be selling tons of ice cream right now.”

 

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