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posted: 11/22/2013 7:04 AM

Some soaked stores at Fort Wayne mall still closed

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Associated Press

FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- About 30 stores remain closed in a major Fort Wayne shopping mall three weeks after a water main break dampened floors and soaked carpets in much of the building.

Allen County building commissioner David Fuller says the repair work at Glenbrook Square Mall has turned out to be a bigger job than expected at the 57 damaged stores. Fuller tells WANE-TV that many contractors have been working nights and weekends to complete repairs.

Mall manager Brian Cote says some repair work was delayed until insurance adjusters could review the damage from the Nov. 1 water main break that soaked much of the mall on the city's north side.

Cote says he anticipates all stores will be open within the next week.

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