Mall Officials: 50 Stores Damaged From Water Main Break at Glenbrook Square (VIDEO)

By Stephanie Parkinson -21Alive

November 8, 2013 Updated Nov 8, 2013 at 5:31 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) - It's been unclear over the past week just how many stores suffered damage from the water main break at Glenbrook Square. We now have an answer.

After making calls all week to mall management, the general manager for the mall finally got back with us. He says 50 stores and kiosks were damaged from the water.

Many of those stores were able to reopen this week, but there are still stores closed for repairs. General Manager Brian Cote says he expects those stores to open and close while they are working on repairs over the next week and a half.

The water main break happened in the east side of the mall around midnight last Friday. Several crews from different companies were at Glenbrook helping with clean up last Friday, and some stayed throughout the week.

The damage was contained to the east side of the building in the wings gong to Macy's and JCPenney.

The stores still closed include Express, Coach and Gymboree.

Cote also tells us he brought in an industrial hygienist to test the air inside the mall. He says the findings show they have drywall and floors that are still wet, and will need to be repaired. He says all tests for mold came back negative.

There are still no answers yet on what exactly caused the water main break to happen, and what this mess has cost the mall or the stores involved.




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