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Demolition crew damages Glenwood South jazz bar

Posted October 7, 2014 12:47 p.m. EDT
Updated October 7, 2014 7:22 p.m. EDT

— Crews demolishing an office building in Raleigh's Glenwood South district Tuesday morning damaged a neighboring jazz bar.

It happened shortly after 10 a.m. when a wall crashed through C. Grace Cocktail Bar, at 407 Glenwood Ave.

"I didn't know what had happened. It was really scary. Our whole building shook," said Lynn Snow, who was working at a nearby coffee shop at the time.

She went outside, she said, and found bricks and steel beams falling on top of the bar.

No one was injured, but C. Grace owner, Katrina Godwin, said the fall left a gaping hole over one of the bathrooms and a food prep area. A damaged water line caused flooding throughout the business.

The bar, Godwin said, will be closed for at least several days but that it could reopen by the weekend.

William Robertson, superintendent for Choate Construction Co., said he is still trying to find out what went wrong.

Crews began demolition last week on the office building to make way for a 6-story luxury apartment building at the corner of Glenwood and West North Street.