7th Ave. to re-open following Amphitheatre fire

- Businesses along 7th Avenue are expected to re-open Friday, nearly two days after flames ripped apart a historic building on the block.

The Amphitheatre night club caught fire Wednesday evening after a welding incident, and it took firefighters about four hours to put it out.

The owners of the club say an inspector found the building to be structurally sound, and that they "will be back", but they still have an extensive amount of rebuilding to do before they can re-open their doors.

 

Rest assured family that the #1 team in Tampa is working 24/7 to get things better than they were before. #WeBelieve #AMPFam

Posted by Amphitheatre Event Facility on Thursday, April 7, 2016

 

The Fire Marshal cleared other businesses on the block to re-open Thursday, but said they are waiting on a final report from the structural engineer before they give the go-ahead to "The Jazz Club" and "Nicahabana Cigars", which are located directly next door to the Amphitheatre.

That report is expected to come sometime Friday. 

Many locals were awaiting word on whether or not Saturday's DJ Morgan Page concert would carry on. Considering the extensive damage, the club says that show has since been canceled. 

 

Due to last night’s fire, Morgan Page’s performance at the Amphitheatre this Saturday, April 9 is cancelled.Refunds...

Posted by Amphitheatre Event Facility on Thursday, April 7, 2016

 

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