FERNANDINA BEACH, Florida – A restaurant in Fernandina Beach has been declared structurally unsafe.
The Town of Fernandina Beach has condemned the Bretts Waterway CafÃ© over “the active collapse of a concrete double-tee structural member.”
The cafe is located by the water in the marina. A conviction notice fell on Friday. The city said many shortcomings were observed.
When News4Jax reporter Marilyn Parker came by on Saturday, people were still inside the CafÃ©.
There may not be an immediate threat, but in the conviction notice, engineers said the structure was life threatening.
The preliminary structural assessment indicates that staff believe the CafÃ© has passed its useful life and could suffer significant damage during a hurricane or other high wind events.
The notice also indicates that there is a high risk of failure of the substructure, collateral damage and necessary repairs.
Within 60 days, they must obtain permits and start working on the structure.
They have until September 2 to repair the building or it will be released by the city.
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