Homosassa, Florida — While the owners of Crumps Landing have yet to announce an opening date, the rebuild is moving along very nicely.
Many patrons who are awaiting the grand reopening have begun using the phrase “Make Crumps great again.”
The main tiki hut at Crumps Landing, located at 11210 West Halls River Road, Homosassa, was destroyed by a fire on July 14, 2019.
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It was the second time Crumps Landing had faced tragedy. The waterfront tiki was also destroyed by a fire in 2004.
Emergency crews were dispatched to the fire at approximately 11:45 a.m., Saturday, July 14. Engines from all over Citrus County responded to the fire. Nature Coast EMS also responded to the area.
Citrus County Fire Rescue Chief Keith Long, said the tiki hut was fully engulfed in flames when units arrived.
Officials said it appears that the blaze was the result of a cooking fire that started in the mobile kitchen and then spread to the bathrooms and tiki hut.
No one was injured during the fire.
As for employees, they have remained loyal through the ordeal and say they have a great boss.
Crumps is also hosting a car wash for donation fundraiser this upcoming weekend in an effort to help “Crumpies.”
It will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at the Harley Davidson between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
On their website, it states, “We would like to thank our family and friends as well as the Homosassa community for being so supportive during this time.”