L&I probes partial building collapse in Queen Village

THE DEPARTMENT of Licenses and Inspections is investigating the partial collapse of a three-story property yesterday in Queen Village.

L&I Commissioner Carlton Williams said the roof of the property, on Front Street near Christian, caved in about 3:30 p.m. The building is home to the For Pete's Sake Pub.

PGW, PECO and the Fire Department responded to the collapse, but no injuries were reported.

Williams said a zoning permit for interior renovations of the second and third floors was issued to Peterbuilt Construction in June, and was altered earlier this month to include new floors and stairs.

An L&I inspector discussed building and fire safety with the contractor during a visit to the site last week, Williams said. The project was not cited for any violations.

- David Gambacorta

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