A fire has temporarily closed one of Pearland’s favorite restaurants.
The front pit at Central Texas Style Bar-B-Q ignited sometime after closing Tuesday evening. Luckily for owner Ruth LeClere, the fire was limited to the pit area and the Pearland Fire Department responded quickly.
LeClere and her family arrived early Wednesday working to get the restaurant open this week. LeClere said the restaurant may reopen Thursday or at the latest on Friday.
“We’re super lucky,” LeClere said. “The fire department responded so quickly. It went our way.”
LeClere said the pit that caught fire had been used by the family for 43 years. When it reopens, they will use a secondary pit in back of the restaurant.
“I just need to get open,” she said. “I’ve got families that need to work.”
Central Texas Style Bar-B-Q: 4110 West Broadway in Pearland,