So it’s been a while since we’ve made an update regarding the fire. This is because, unfortunately, there is not a lot to tell, but because we have had so many questions as to why there seems to be no work going on at the gym we figured that we would let you know why that is.
When the fire happened it not only damaged the interior of the men’s and women’s lockers room, it also caused some fairly significant damage to the roof structure in those rooms. The roof is built with steel joists and a couple of them were warped from the heat, which weakened the roof so it is now leaking, sagging and is potentially dangerous. Those joist are a special order item, which needs to be made for each application. They were ordered by the landlord a few days after the fire and should be in production now.
So since the repairs (replacement) of the roof cannot be completed until those joists arrive there has been no work yet on demolition in those damaged areas. We cannot start demolition until we are actually ready for construction. We cannot start the repair of the locker rooms until the roof is replaced and so for now we are in a holding pattern until they arrive.
So what does this mean for you, the member? Well obviously this means that the locker room repair is on a little longer timeline than any of us would like, so in the meantime we are working with the insurance company to locate a temporary location for us to move to until the repairs are complete. We have located a facility very close by that we think everyone will love and we hope to have some further news regarding this later this week.
I know that it’s not what we all want to hear, but it’s all we have for now. Thank you all for your continued patience and support during this incredibly tough time. We cannot tell you how much we appreciate it.