Nibs restaurant on San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito – a popular local diner famous for generous hamburgers, friendly proprietors and loyal customers – is closed temporarily because of damage from a fire, according to the owners.
A handwritten sign on the boarded-up entrance from owners Alex and Hannah Yook says:
Dear Nib's Customers,
We are sorry.
Nib's will be closed for about a month.
The grill caught on fire. Please Wait for that moment of time to come back.
We are sorry again.
– Alex & Hannah –
The fire occurred Feb. 24, according to the El Cerrito fire department.
A large sheet of plywood covers the door at the rear of the building that serves as the entrance. Shattered glass littered the ground on a Patch visit Monday afternoon.
The sign from the owners is covered with hand-written notes from customers saying "God bless you" and wishing the couple good luck and pledging to be back.