This building that was badly damaged in a fire last year, is finally under repairs. Photo: Justin Steyn

Fire-damaged building under repairs


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A business-building that was damaged in a fire in November last year, is under repair.

The building housed three businesses; Creative Bug, Volkshulp 2000 and a chemical storage facility which were all situated next to one another at the corner of Luna and Kretzchmar Avenue were the businesses affected by the blaze.  

Prominent Paints, which is situated right next door to Creative Bug, remained unaffected by the fire. 

It was suspected that arson had played a role, but this was not confirmed.

The BEAT recently visited the building and found that it is well under repair.

According to Pikkie Pretorius, a private contractor that has been assigned to the building’s restoration, repairs started in March and are expected to conclude by the end of April.

The owner of the building, Jakkals van Heerden said new businesses are expected to open at the premises, including the return of Creative Bug.

“We are very happy to have the building repaired and welcome the news that Creative Bug will re-establish itself here. The fire brought about a great loss but we are happy that the damaged are being repaired,” van Heerden said.

He added that Prominent Paints is expected to be extended and a new hardware shop is expected to open as soon as repairs to the building have been completed.

14 months ago       20 April 2017