Historic Bumbleberry business near Zion National Park returns from the ashes

Bumbleberry Gift Shop and Bakery, the theater, Porter's Smokehouse and Grill — all in front of the Bumbleberry Inn — are almost rebuilt from the Nov. 3, 2020 fire.

Bumbleberry Gift Shop and Bakery, the theater, Porter's Smokehouse and Grill — all in front of the Bumbleberry Inn — are almost rebuilt from the Nov. 3, 2020 fire. (Stephanie DeGraw, St. George New)



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ST. GEORGE — There is a silver lining to the devastating fire that destroyed a landmark family business in Springdale near Zion National Park in late 2020.

Bumbleberry Gift Shop and Bakery, the theater, Porter's Smokehouse and Grill — all in front of the Bumbleberry Inn — are almost rebuilt from the Nov. 3, 2020 fire. The gift shop is more extensive, the restaurant has a new outdoor patio and the theater will have a state-of-the-art sound system.

"After the fire, it was really devastating but you can only cry for so long," Trisha Clark, gift shop and bakery manager, said. "Then we decided that it was time to move forward. We got so much support from the community and visitors. It was really heartwarming to see how many people had an attachment to our business and their own history with it. So many people sent in donations both large and small, which was really nice to see everybody rooting for us and wanting us to come back."

The grand opening celebration of 50 years as a family business will be on July 23. The world-famous bumbleberry pie and other treats are now available at the bakery and the gift shop is open. The grand opening will feature prizes, free goodies and live music.

Read the full article at St. George News.

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