A clear up crew picks up particles in entrance of the previous Broadway Theatre on Thursday as they start to examine the constructing earlier than it’s stabilized in Cape Girardeau.
The 800 block of Broadway, closed since March 31 when fireplace broken the vacant Broadway Theatre constructing, may reopen “within the subsequent few days,” in line with Molly Mehner, Cape Girardeau’s deputy metropolis supervisor.
The fireplace induced in depth injury to the roof and second flooring of the 100-year-old theater close to the constructing’s north entrance dealing with Broadway.
On Thursday, constructing proprietor Phil Brinson obtained a proper of approach allow to erect fencing on the sidewalk alongside Broadway in entrance of the previous theater to permit removing of what Mehner described as “unsafe brick” from the construction’s north wall.
“We should guarantee the protection of pedestrians and automobiles initially,” she mentioned. “Till we’re sure there isn’t any threat, Broadway will stay closed (however) we’re hopeful the property proprietor may have that work carried out within the subsequent few days and we will open Broadway quickly.”
If the work doesn’t start “in a well timed method,” Mehner advised the Southeast Missourian town “might take emergency measures to safe the constructing and get the road open.”