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June 6, 2014

City gives OK for Horizon and State to reopen

TRAVERSE CITY — The city fire marshal notified officials with Horizon Books and the State Theatre they can immediately reopen.

"They just called us like two minutes ago," said Amy Reynolds, co-owner of Horizon Books, shortly before 3 p.m. "I've got to go unlock the doors, they are taking down the barricades right now."

The State Theatre will go right to showing its 3:30 p.m. matinee of the movie "Chef," said Deb Lake, executive director of the Traverse City Film Festival that owns the theater.

"I'm happy, very happy, of course," Lake said of the news.

City fire officials closed both businesses May 30 at about 9 p.m. following the collapse of a structural support column in the Red Ginger Restaurant building that sits between the two businesses. The buildings share a common wall.

Officials previously said the buildings would not be allowed to reopen until floors that had sagged by up to eight inches in the Red Ginger building were pushed safely back into place and secured.

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