Photo of Al Forno courtesy Visitor7 via WikiCommons
NE Alberta's Sicilian slice restaurant Al Forno Ferruzza was forced to close last month after a burst pipe and resulting damage rendered the space "unsafe for our workers and customers." According to an announcement on its official website — first spotted by the eagle-eyed users at PortlandFood.org — the pizzeria suffered a burst water pipe in early February, "causing excessive water damage/flooding of our restaurant, down below". Also per the announcement:
Electric power was turned off to avoid risk of electrocution and/or fire damages. The landlord wasn't able to attend to the problems for a few days. Hence excessive mold buildup has rendered the building unsafe for our workers and customers. Therefore, Al Forno Ferruzza's pizzeria at 2738 NE Alberta St. will be closed until we find a suitable relocation. The Ferruzza family and our loyal staff thanks you, our customers, for your patronage for the last five years and hope that you will continue to bless us with your patronage in our future location.