Just over a month ago, fire crews responded to the Pear Tree restaurant and Black Diamond Museum in Bevier. Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to Mayor Bill Cosby:
According to Cosby, the loss of the businesses will hurt the local economy. “Currently, we’re really not certain of the complete impact,” said Cosby,” We know there will be a loss of a number of jobs. There will also be a lot of people who won’t be coming into the community to visit the Pear Tree. Of course, January is the month that they are normally closed and then they re-open in February. Unfortunately, that won’t be the case this year.”
Cosby said the owners have not announced a decision regarding the future. “We have not heard of any plans,” said Cosby,”They have said they would give it some consideration after the first of the year. We, of course, hope they will rebuild here, but we just don’t know.”
According to Cosby, a portion of the employees were offered jobs at the owners’ other restaurant location in Macon.