Roof Collapse on Main Street
The roof of 315 S. Main, La Feast restaurant, collapsed Saturday morning shortly after 10:00 AM. This was apparently caused by water buildup on the roof that wasn't able to drain.
Employees at Herman's Bakery heard a noise that sounded "like they were moving things next door" and went outside to see. Water was pouring out the back and front doors of La Feast. Looking through the windows they could see the roof had collapsed.
The Fire Department responded to their call, secured the site and got electric and gas turned
A crew from Belfore Property Restoration has been tasked to remove the HVAC unit and tent the roof to prevent further damage from weather.
Chief Building Inspector Jason Craig has viewed the damage from the Fire Department's Bronto Aerial Bucket Truck. He noted the building appeared to have been constructed as an addition to 317 S Main (Herman's Bakery), not as an independent building. It does not have it's own outside wall on that side, it shares a structural wall with Herman's. He couldn't tell if that was the case on the other side (Beyond Juice) as well. However, all three are posted as dangerous buildings until a structural engineer has evaluated the Herman's and Beyond Juice buildings.
Contact: Donald E Johnson, City Manager