RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Issues with a broken water pipe have shuttered Union Market, a popular restaurant and corner store in Church Hill.
The business was forced to close Saturday afternoon, and in a Facebook post on Monday, the owners said crews were on scene replacing a broken pipe behind the business.
“Once we have running water back we can start getting the place squeaky clean,” they wrote.
Hunter Robertson, co-owner of Union Market, told 8News the flooding didn’t affect food prep or serving areas. Union Market opened at the Jefferson Ave location in 2014, and Robertson said they’ve never had plumbing problems until now.
The problems aren’t unprecedented though. Numerous historic buildings have experienced similar problems due to aging pipes and trees growing into underground water systems.
The Richmond Department of Public Utilities was called to replace the pipe, and predicted the store would be able to re-open by Thursday.