Sad — businesses, residents, heritage buildings, major fire damage in old Port Moody

Sad — businesses, residents, heritage buildings, major fire damage in old Port Moody

On July 28, 2019, a fire ravaged parts of the 2400 block of historic Clarke Street. Devastating for businesses, and a few residents living in upstairs units. Cause as yet unknown. Other than the inactive grocery store, it appears the Gallery Bistro had the most damage. Also affected is the Silk Gallery/CityState Consulting and a new chocolate shop; hopefully they can recover.

While this is a very sad event, the Moody Centre Community Association (MCCA) is grateful there were no serious injuries to the people involved. Thanks to our first responders who worked long and hard to put the fire out and keep people safe, and to a few residents who did what they could to assist.

Some photos

Photo above from: Fire in Port Moody destroys historic downtown strip of buildings, The Province, July 29, 2019

Queen Street looking from St Johns to Clarke, July 29, 2019

 

Former grocery store

 

Sinkhole/watermain repair on Clarke Street, July 29, 2019

 

No vehicles on Clarke Street, July 29, 2019, a strange sight

 

Local report:
Devastating fire in Port Moody’s historic core sends businesses scrambling, Tri-City News, July 29, 2019

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