Neighbors are rallying around a local burger joint – shuttered by last years’ storm. Tornados hit Alamo Heights one year ago- February 19, 2017.
“The roof was gone. It was actually laying in the carousel court across the street,” BurgerFi owner Brandon Grossman said.
That sudden storm cost $750,000 in damages and put a dent in the Alamo Heights neighborhood.
“It was devastating, the neighborhood really took a hit,” explained Xochitl Denton.
“It was very unexpected but luckily nobody was hurt,” Grossman said.
For this neighborhood, the chance to support a local business and help a neighbor was something they couldn’t miss. So on this grand re-opening they made sure to show up and support. Just like they had in the year since the storm.
“You would see people in the neighborhoods picking up trash, picking up trees, taking trees off houses. We have people bringing back signage saying, ‘hey I found this in my yard,’” said Grossman.