Fire - February 15, 1989
On February 15, 1989, Pario Foods was destroyed by fire. The fire completely destroyed
the building, equipment, and contents at the restaurant. A fire inspector determined the
cause of the fire originated in the basement area approximately 15 feet from the office
and our Schwab safe. He determined this by locating the "hot spot" in the
building. The heat of the fire was so intense it buckled and warped steel support
beams 3/8 inch thick.
Everything was completely destroyed except our Schwab safe and its contents. Items
salvaged in our safe included; recipes, check book, the nights receipts, rolls of coin,
and some of our corporate records. Two ordinary file cabinets located next to or Schwab
safe were completely destroyed along with their contents. I will definitely purchase a
Schwab product again.
E. Joseph Daum, Secretary/Treasurer