Shop lost to fire finally reopens: 'We finally made it'
COOS BAY, Ore. -- For 13 years, Dave and Teresa Sherwood did what they loved most: make people happy.
They did that by making pizza.
Then, tragedy struck.
Their old building was lost to an arson fire and they couldn't afford to reopen.
Teresa says it was not easy on them. "It was really, hard," she said.
But today, that Open sign is back on. "We finally made it, we get to make our food and make people happy," Teresa said.
The building the Sherwoods were able to buy needed a lot of work.
That meant they had to make sacrifices. "David gave up his grandfather's ring and I gave up my wedding ring. But, it's worth it," she said.
Teresa says it's been a team effort complete with 15 employees.
Destanie Gomez, a cashier, says the group is like a family. "To be able to apply here is great, because here is like a family job. Everybody gets along, everybody helps each other," she said.
Teresa says they have been very happy with the response to the new shop. "We were hoping people still remember us, so it was a wonderful surprise that people still like us and care."