THE BRONX - A Pioneer Supermarket in the borough will remain closed following a partial ceiling collapse.
The Cypress Avenue grocery was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after wet ceiling tiles started falling inside the store where a section of the roof is visibly sagging. The entire block was also evacuated as precaution.
The city's Building Department issued a vacate order for Pioneer, but says that another grocery store and a dry cleaner adjacent to the supermarket are structurally safe and able to resume business.
An insurance adjuster on the scene estimates the damage could reach $300,000. It's believed that heavy snow and ice on the roof is to blame.
A Buildings Department spokesperson says that the owner of the market will hire a professional engineer to evaluate if the roof and building are stable, and determine all necessary repairs before the vacate order can be lifted.