"The entire back wall has to be replaced, the $10,000 dollar dishwasher is completely fried from the amount of water that came down," said owner Jamie Church.
The damage is estimated at $100,000. "Wednesday we are doing clean-up, we’ve been trying to get ahold of contractors but it’s tough because there is significant damage all over Texas. So we are kind of on a waiting list," said Church.
"It’s been a rough year; 2020 was challenging," Church said. "2021 is not off to a great start. It’s challenging for us for small businesses it’s always an up and down roller coaster and when your throne challenge is out of your control like COVID you’re forced to do a postmortem on everything that you do to try and find ways to stay alive and stay afloat."
As the damage for the freeze was mostly in the kitchen, Cotton Country Club was able to partially open its doors to customers. "Luckily there was no significant damage to the dance hall area which would prevent us from being able to open so we’ve been able to open," said Church.
With how long it’s taking to get contractors out to make repairs, Church estimates it’ll be 2 months before things are back to normal at the Cotton Club.