Confirmed : Market Mall Closed Due To Snow Load

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SaultOnline/ONNtv has learned that the Market Mall located on Second Line West is being evacuated and closed indefinitely due to an unsafe snow load on the roof of the structure.

A City Building Inspector posted the information on the entrance ways too the mall Saturday.

The Metro Grocery store remains open for now.

SaultOnline/ONNtv was informed by a employee working in the mall late Saturday afternoon that a City Inspector was on location to issue the order for evacuation and closure of the Mall. Notices were also posted on entrance doors. As of 4:19 pm, employees and shoppers were observed leaving the building.

A store owner at the mall who operates a beauty parlor told SaultOnline/ONNtv that they had concerns about the amount of snow and that the drug store doors would not open. The owner, who did not want to be identified also said none of the store owners in the mall were notified by the mall owners.

Last week, a portion of a roof at the Elliot Lake Civic Centre collapsed causing extensive damage as the result of a build up of heavy snow and ice. In 1995 a large portion of the roof at the Station Mall collapsed after a record amount of snow fell over a few days prior.

Joe Greco, manager of the IDA pharmacy tells SaultOnline/ONNtv that “anyone needing their prescription filled from the Market Mall IDA Pharmacy can call The Station Mall IDA Drug Mart between 12:00 noon and 5:00pm at 705-949-7331. The Market Mall will be closed until the snow is removed and inspected by city officials and given the all clear to open Monday”.

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  1. If they would have maintained it and gotten a clean up crew to clear the roof off this wouldn’t have happened. Hire some unemployed people to do it. Come on this could have all been avoided.

  2. Ok!!! Here i go!!!! The Market Mall, has been falling apart for many years now! The owner of the Mall lives in a different city! Im surprised that he repaved most of it parking lot!!! I agree the stores are great,, but the walking in and out has not been cleaned for many years. I remember there was someone always cleaning the floors, bathroom and windows.! I will not go in the mall at all! I do however go into the pharmacy and use the outside doors always!!!! I think its about time a health inspector has gone into this mall and did something right away!! !!! It should be closed for many other reasons just not snow!

  3. Anyone needing their prescription filled from the Market Mall IDA Pharmacy can call the Station Mall IDA Drug Mart between 12:00 noon and 5:00pm at 7059497331. The mall will be closed Sunday until the snow is removed and inspected by city officials. Hopefully we will be open Monday back to regular hours

  4. Surprised its actually still open to the public. I’ve never seen a shopping Mall so dirty and disgusting. Don’t try to use the public washrooms, the smell will make you sick.

  5. This mall is always dirty and not maintained well. The suspended ceiling panels are busted up and disgustingly dirty, lights out or malfunctioning all over the place.

  6. I guess Rio can better get someone up there to clear off the roof! People work in the mall and depend on their wage!

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