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Ripon's main downtown street reopens

More than two months after a major fire, the main street through downtown Ripon....is opening this afternoon.

A one-block stretch of Watson Street was shut down, after the fire destroyed the Watson Street Sub Shop and an empty store.

A number of neighboring buildings had smoke and water damage, and some upstairs apartments were heavily damaged.

City administrator Lori Rich says many businesses saw a drop in customers while Watson Street was closed. She says even though only one block was shut down, it impacted the entire downtown.

Rich says city crews spent the last several days stabilizing one of the buildings, after the property owner declined to take action. She says they couldn't do any work until the beginning of this month, because insurance companies had control of the building.

posted : February, 14th by WHBY


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