Power restored to Glendale businesses after six-day outage

Posted at 10:12 PM, Aug 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-24 08:47:55-04

Several Glendale businesses are back up and running after suffering with no power for six days.

Electricity was turned back on Saturday morning after a California-based landlord hired an electrician to fix the issue.

The strip mall on 67th and Glendale avenues houses a handful of shops and restaurants. Its listing includes Mama Lupitas, which has been in Glendale for 25 years.

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"You know we make homemade corn tortillas fresh. Everything is fresh. So is our ceviche,” said Rebecca Tafoya.

Tafoya and her husband Mark were forced to throw away $10,000 in ingredients during the outage.

Last week, the Tafoya’s were unsure if they’d be able to survive an extended period with no customers.

"If the solution doesn't get fixed pretty quickly here, we're going to have to make a decision about whether we're going to keep our doors open or not,” Mark Tafoya explained last week.

Today Mama Lupitas is back to serving its customers. Employees have returned to work and the restaurants doors are open once again.

Other businesses in the plaza were open and operating during our visit Wednesday afternoon. That includes an African market, an infant clothing store and a smoke shop.