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Roof Collapses in Evergreen Park Business District

Roof caves in at Casual Male on 95th Street. Some structural damage reported to building.

 

The roof of a men’s clothing store collapsed Saturday afternoon, sending the store’s lone employee scrambling to leave through the back entrance. There were no injuries.

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An Evergreen Park police officer said that the roof caved in at Casual Male, 3627 W. 95th St. at approximately 1:26 p.m.

Collapsed shelving and debris was visible through the front windows inside the store.

An employee at the adjacent Sherwin Williams paint store said she was working with a customer when she heard a loud boom.

“It sounded like a semi driving through the brick,” Kim Korosa said. “I had a customer and told her to leave because my warehouse filled with smoke from the debris. It was really freaky.”

Korosa said she saw the employee at Casual Male exit through the store's back door. There were no other people in the store.

According to Korosa, authorities said there was some structural damage to her store’s inner wall.

ep concerned January 20, 2013 at 12:38 AM
Where's that loser of a building inspector?
Jeannie Olson January 20, 2013 at 01:02 AM
I didn't know we had a business district.
CQ January 20, 2013 at 01:07 AM
Geoffrey Layhe is out celebrating his "sissy" political "victory"!!
Nana January 20, 2013 at 11:24 PM
Glad everyone was okay. I'm with Jeannie Olson, What consists of our business district? Is it the surrounding main streets? We've Been living here 18yrs & still don't know exactly where it is. By the way, I love this Evergreen Patch. Thank you!

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