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Mass cafe. closes after 35 years due to oil delivery incident


A restaurant that served a Boston suburb for decades was forced to close permanently after a mishap by a fuel oil delivery driver spilled a large amount of fuel oil into the basement. Aram’s Café, in Belmont, said goodbye via a Facebook post shared on Thursday evening. The restaurant on Trapelo Road was a breakfast and lunch spot known for its Armenian cuisine which opened in 1987. for friendships, for laughs and all the amazing memories,” the Facebook post reads. This was not how we expected our story to end. But nonetheless, we are so grateful for every day of the past 35 years for the opportunity to serve you and this wonderful community. May you always remember Aram with happy memories and full stomachs” In an earlier interview with the Belmont Citizen-Herald, a WCVB media partner, restaurant owner Aram Postaljian said he was working on the grill in late January when he heard a flushing noise and discovered an unknown reddish liquid under the stairs in his basement.. A customer of Aram’s Café who works at a gas station across the street identified the liquid as fuel oil.Told the newspaper that the fuel tank had been removed from his restaurant years ago when the building was converted to oil heating, but the pipe from outside to the under- ground had been left in. pipe from outside,” he said. The owner of the company involved in the incident, Cubby Oil, admitted to the Belmont Citizen-Herald that one of his delivery men had erred in delivering fuel to 8 5 Trapelo Road, the address of Aram’s. Café, instead of 81 Trapelo Road. Cubby Oil owner Charlie Uglietto said when the worker entered the address into his GPS system, it led him to the wrong building. If the worker’s truck had been on the wrong street, he would not have allowed him to pump the oil until he confirmed the correct location. In this case, there was no warning because the GPS drove the truck to this location. “The second thing we ask our drivers, if they don’t know the property, is to confirm through the front door, what number you are at. In that case, he would have seen the number 85,” said Uglietto to the newspaper. “I blame him for not checking the front door since it was a new property to make sure he was at the right address. “I want to apologize to Aram for the mistakes we made. I certainly take full responsibility for everyone who works for me here,” Uglietto said. “Nobody did anything intentionally. . “According to the Belmont Citizen-Herald, Postaljian said the oil delivery incident ruined approximately $60,000 worth of merchandise that was stored in his restaurant’s basement. Postaljian closed Aram’s cafe indefinitely following a Cubby Oil worker’s mistake, and he eventually had to shut down The Belmont Citizen-Herald reported that Postaljian put the coffee on the market for $200,000 last fall when he hoped to retire. Aram’s Café message also included signs displayed in the company’s storefronts, one of which read, “Thank you Cubby Oil Co. for destroying my 35 years of hard work in 3 minutes!” after the incident, Uglietto reportedly told the Belmont Citizen-Herald, he would fix things for Aram’s Café, whatever the cost.

A restaurant that served a Boston suburb for decades was forced to close permanently after a fuel oil delivery driver accident spilled a large amount of fuel oil into the basement.

Aram’s Café, in Belmont, made its farewell announcement via a Facebook post that was shared on Thursday evening.

The restaurant on Trapelo Road was a breakfast and lunch spot known for its Armenian cuisine which opened in 1987.

“To our loyal customers, from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU. Thank you for your loyalty, for the friendships, for the laughs and all the amazing memories,” the Facebook post read. “This was not how we expected our story to end. But nonetheless, we are so grateful for every day of the past 35 years for the opportunity to serve you and this wonderful community. May you always remember Aram with happy memories and full stomachs.”

In an earlier interview with the Belmont Citizen-Herald, a WCVB media partner, restaurant owner Aram Postaljian said he was working on the grill in late January when he heard a rinsing noise and discovered a reddish liquid. unknown under the stairs of his basement. A customer of Aram’s Café who works at a gas station across the street identified the liquid as fuel oil.

Before he knew it, Postaljian said about 75 gallons of super plus bioheat — a combination of biodiesel and fuel oil — had flooded his basement.

Postaljian told the newspaper that the fuel tank was removed from his restaurant years ago when the building was converted to oil heating, but the pipe connecting the outside to the basement was left in place.

“Somehow whoever disconnected the tank forgot to plug the pipe from the outside,” he said.

The owner of the company involved in the incident, Cubby Oil, admitted to the Belmont Citizen-Herald that one of his delivery men had made a mistake delivering the fuel to 85 Trapelo Road, the address of Aram’s Café, in location of 81 Trapelo Road.

Cubby Oil owner Charlie Uglietto said when the worker entered the address into his GPS system, it led him to the wrong building. If the worker’s truck had been on the wrong street, he would not have allowed him to pump the oil until he confirmed the correct location. In this case, there was no warning because the GPS drove the truck to this location.

“The second thing we ask our drivers to do, if they don’t know the property, is to confirm through the front door, what number you are at. In that case, he would have seen the number 85,” Uglietto told the newspaper “I blame him for not checking the front door as it was a new property to make sure he was at the correct address.”

Uglietto said he immediately contacted ACV Enviro Corporation to contain the oil spill in Aram’s Café basement and begin the remediation process, which is overseen by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

“I want to apologize to Aram for the mistakes we made. I certainly take full responsibility for everyone who works for me here,” Uglietto said. intentionally.”

According to the Belmont Citizen-Herald, Postaljian said the oil delivery incident destroyed about $60,000 worth of goods stored in his restaurant’s basement.

Postaljian closed Aram’s Café indefinitely due to the mistake of the Cubby Oil worker, and he eventually had to close the restaurant because of it. The Belmont Citizen-Herald reported that Postaljian put the coffee on the market for $200,000 last fall when he hoped to retire.

Aram’s Café’s farewell Facebook post also included signs displayed in the company’s storefronts, one of which read: “Thank you Cubby Oil Co. for destroying my 35 years of hard work in 3 minutes!”

Shortly after the incident, Uglietto reportedly told the Belmont Citizen-Herald that he would fix things for Aram’s Café, whatever the cost.

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