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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:16 AM

One month later: Jefferson City businesses continue to recover from tornado

As the sun rose May 23, many Jefferson City residents were seeing a different world. Following a late-night EF-3 tornado May 22 that ripped through a 3-square-mile area of the city, many businesses in the downtown area were damaged or destroyed.

As the tornado’s one-month anniversary arrived, many businesses were still picking up the pieces and figuring out what the future holds. Some are already open and operating, while some await repairs and some hope to rebuild.

The following is an update from as many East Capitol Avenue and East High Street area businesses as could be reached by the News Tribune.

Avenue HQ

The tornado obliterated the second story of 623 E. Capitol Ave., home of the Avenue HQ offices, at the corner of East Capitol Avenue and Lafayette Street; a firewall is the only thing holding up the second story, owner Holly Stitt said. Portions of the roof collapsed, and the back portion of the second story is also missing.

Read more: http://www.newstribune.com/news/local/story/2019/jun/23/one-month-later-jefferson-city-businesses-continue-to-recover-from-tornado/783878/
(Jefferson City News Tribune)

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