By Kathryn Reed
The Fresh Ketch restaurant in South Lake Tahoe has been closed by the county health department because it doesn’t have any running water.
A red sign from the county is on the front door saying why the restaurant is closed. Below it is a sign from the restaurant apologizing for the inconvenience.
“They will have to have their water turned back on and we will verify they have hot and cold water running and we will lift the suspension,” Carla Hass, spokeswoman for El Dorado County, told Lake Tahoe News as to when the restaurant might reopen.
No one answers the restaurant phone. A voice message talks about the Fourth of July weekend.
No other businesses in the center are affected, according to Hass. She did not know why the water was shut off.
Donna and Robert Krilich and their son Robert Krilich Jr. own the restaurant and Tahoe Keys Marina. They have been in a constant battle with the Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association. TKPOA operates the Tahoe Keys Water District, which supplies water to all of the homeowners as well as commercial entities in this South Shore enclave.
The water department deferred comment to TKPOA General Manager Kirk Wooldridge. Wooldridge, as usual, was not available for comment.
Those close to the situation have told Lake Tahoe News the water was shut off because the Fresh Ketch did not pay its water bill.