29 Feb '16, 6pm

Beloved Chicago Running Store Reopens After a Fire

Beloved Chicago Running Store Reopens After a Fire

No one was seriously injured in the August 26 fire, which began in the kitchens of next-door Mexican restaurant Adobo Grill. Firefighters battling the blaze shot as much as 13,000 gallons of water per minute into the building. Most of that water ended up draining into the 8,000-plus-square-foot retail space, owner Dave Zimmer said at the grand-opening event. “It rained, rained, rained for four a half hours in the store on that particular day,” said Zimmer, who’d been in Europe at the time. “When I got back, it smelled like the worst college party smoke you’ve ever smelled in your entire life. We lost everything in the store—all the shoes, all the clothing, 100 percent lost.” Training groups also found themselves missing a key place to meet up and store gear. In fact, about 100 runners were due at the store that summer evening for marathon training and other programs offere...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/general-interest/beloved-chic...

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