The damage is primarily located in the west wing where CineMoose Theaters will be located. The east wing appears safe but must remain closed until repairs in the west have been made.
"There is no way I can pass one part of a house," said Mooseville Department of Buildings inspector, Chuck D Clearly. “I’ll come back at the end of April for a follow-up inspection.”
For one of the new tenants, the setback brings to question the Mayor’s character.
"That wasn't what was agreed upon," said Dusty Bottoms, owner of Buffaloaf Cattle Company and Deer Liza's. "We'll wait to see if this is just a bump in the road or if it's something larger."
Despite a ding to her reputation and rumors of a lawsuit, at a press conference earlier this week, the Mayor said the delay was unavoidable and that safety was the end goal.
The Mayor also promised that CineMoose Theaters and Deer Liza’s would be open just in time for the summer blockbuster season.
Moosevillians will find out soon enough if the Mayor will deliver on her promise or if her plans to bring a box office to Mooseville will flop.