Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant at 254 Orange Avenue in Goleta was damaged by a fire in early December. “It was a kitchen fire,” said owner Osiris Castellanos. “It destroyed all of our kitchen equipment and there was smoke damage throughout the building. We will hopefully open by March or April 2021.” A fundraiser for employees is being held online at gofundme.com/pepes-holiday-fund. All donations are being distributed directly to staff that are out of work until Pepe’s reopens next year.
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