TGI Friday’s, mall construction may take over a month

A section of the mall has been closed off after a partial roof collapse early Tuesday morning.
A section of the mall has been closed off after a partial roof collapse early Tuesday morning.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  TGI Friday’s at Glenbrook Square Mall was forced to shut down when drifting snow caused a partial roof collapse in February and will remain closed until the space is rebuilt.

Photo Gallery | Glenbrook Square Mall Roof Collapse

According to Brian Cote, a mall manager, the restaurant will be closed from 30 to 60 days. Cote said mall officials are putting a plan together and work on the damaged section of the mall should start within a few weeks.

The Harley Davidson Store was not damaged but access to it was shut off due to a barricade the mall needed to put up. The store has relocated and is open.

The height difference between Sears and another section of the roof can be seen here as well as the collection of snow that piled up.
The height difference between Sears and another section of the roof can be seen here as well as the collection of snow that piled up.

The roof near Sears and TGI Friday’s collapsed on February 18 at around 2 a.m. due to snow piled up against a higher section of the mall’s roof.

In Nov. 2013, the mall sustained a water main break that damaged approximately 40 to 50 stores. Customers and employees inside the mall reported to NewsChannel 15 at the time that several inches of water were visible in some stores and common areas. The mall remained open but nearly half the building was roped off while restoration crews worked for several days to clean up and fix the problem.

 

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