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Four businesses in Seattle destroyed by fire

Four businesses in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle are recovering from damage caused by fire and smoke on the 23rd of the month. These businesses include Green Bean Coffee House, Szechuan Bistro, C.C. Teriyaki and Pho Tic Tac. Nearby businesses suffered extensive damage from the nearby smoke and water from the rescue effort. Firefighters also took extra precautions and evacuated a nearby apartment complex.

The Green Bean Coffee House is a business that many are mourning. It is a nonprofit business owned by the Sanctuary Church, which holds services in the nearby Taproot Theater. The Green Bean was described to be inviting, comfortable and welcoming-so comfy that customers would often fall asleep in one of the big easy chairs provided. The church had to relocate its Sunday service due to the extensive water damage it suffered and damages intentionally caused to the building to keep the fire from spreading. However, fire crews tried to protect as much as they could in the offices of the Taproot by placing tarps over desks and electronic equipment. The Taproot, which also services as a community theater house, will hold some if its future performances at the Seattle Children’s Theater.

Are You Prepared? Is Your Business Prepared?

What would you do if your business went up in flames? Are you ready for an early morning call that tells you something is horribly wrong at the place that brings income to your family and the families of others? Fire restoration services can help pick up the pieces flames leave behind.

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