Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Structural Collapse Causes Topeka Habitat for Humanity to Temporarily Close ReStore

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Structural Collapse Causes Topeka Habitat for Humanity to Temporarily Close ReStore

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A structural collapse Monday morning caused Topeka Habitat For Humanity to close its ReStore and administrative offices at 2907 S.W. Topeka Blvd. for safety reasons.

No customers, volunteers or staff were hurt, said Janice Watkins, the organization's executive director, in a news release.

The ceiling collapsed about 9 a.m. in the area of the center beam that runs the length of the store, and the collapse appeared to be continuing at 11:40 a.m., said Nikki MacMillan, Topeka Habitat's director of community development.

She said Topeka Habitat was working with its property management company to resolve the issue and wouldn't reopen the building until a structural engineer deemed it safe.

The news release quoted Don Paige, the ReStore's director, as saying he hoped to reopen the store within the week. …

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