Water damage closes local eatery

Water damage closes local eatery »Play Video

COOS COUNTY, Ore. -- A local cafe that is frequented by seniors and lower income residents in the bay area is closed for the week.

Crossroads Cafe was forced to shut its doors after a water heater broke open and damaged the building.

More than $1,800 worth of food was destroyed as well.

This week's food had to be thrown out after the cans began to rust. They were exposed to hot water for a long period of time.

Officials say they refuse to serve food out of rusty cans. "All of our food that was stored in that room was damaged and that's what's going to go away, and we're going to go do the shopping to buy new food so we can serve nutritious and safe meals," said Co-founder of the cafe, Ethel German.

The cafe does have insurance to fix the building, and they hope to reopen next Monday.