Back in business: California Dreaming reopens after Irma flooding, fire

California Dreaming (File / Google Earth)

Flood waters and fire closed California Dreaming in Charleston after Hurricane Irma. Photos of the popular restaurant showed its lower level smothered on nearly every side by water.

Dispatchers in Charleston County confirmed water was not the only threat to the business.

As Charleston took a beating from Tropical Storm Irma, police and fire crews were sent to California Dreaming. A loud boom was head and smoke was seen pouring out of the building by those who called 911.

After closing its doors for 11 days, the restaurant reopened tonight. A post on its Facebook page thanked loyal customers for their patience.

"We’re excited to announce that California Dreaming #Charleston will re-open tonight, 9.22 at 6:00PM. Thank you for your patience and we'll see you tonight!"

It was news well-received as the post garnered hundreds of reactions, nearly 130 shares and dozens of comments in just three hours.

Welcome back, California Dreaming.

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