Red Beard’s Barbershop, landlord move out due to building structure concerns

first_imgby James Jordan, Sumner Newscow – The building housing Red Beard’s Barbershop at Washington and Lincoln Streets in Wellington was shut down and roped off Thursday.Rumor had it that the building had been determined not safe. City officials said the city code department had no contact with the owners and were not involved with the building in any way. They did say they had received a lot of calls Thursday morning about the building after it appeared roped off.The owner Jan Spevak, was not available for comment. She lived on the top floor of the building. She has moved out as well according to sources.Spencer Furman, who owns Red Beard’s Barber Shop on the ground floor, posted on his Facebook page that he was “as confused as everyone else,” but made it clear he had to move. He said he had been told the building was structurally unsafe because of earthquake damage.Furman said he had seen pieces of the ceiling falling so he knew there were problems, but closing it down was not expected.  He said a construction engineer had examined the property, and when he saw the landlords – the owners – moving out, he decided to do the same.He said the Wellington Heat had helped him with the moving process. Spencer said he is looking at a few places and hopes to be open for business again in a few days.“I am not done cutting. I just need some time to pick up the pieces and figure out where to put them down,” he wrote.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (5) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down David L Hamilton · 212 weeks ago I hope Floyd finds a new location soon. He does a great job. Report Reply 0 replies · active 212 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 212 weeks ago Wow…Im glad you got out while you could and something more didn’t happen. I hope the owners had earthquake insurance. Best wishes in your search for a new place. Report Reply 0 replies · active 212 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Ted “Theodore” Logan · 212 weeks ago Good thing everybody paid the $8/mo for earthquake insurance when earthquake numbers shot up a few years back. At least the cost of repairs will be covered. Insurance may even cover his relocation expenses. Insurance has twice paid to repair cracks in my home due to earthquakes. Report Reply 0 replies · active 212 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down guest · 212 weeks ago Owners are at the building now Report Reply 0 replies · active 212 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Harold Gaines · 212 weeks ago Earthquake damage? I doubt it. A least as the primary cause. I suspect water damage. BTW, doesn’t this building (the old Masonic Lodge building) have one of the oldest working elevators in the state? I thought I read that several years ago, maybe around the Wellington Centennial celebration time frame. Another tidbit: The building is on the Register of Kansas Historic Places. Report Reply 0 replies · active 212 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img

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