Roof collapses at popular Peekskill café

Authorities say the collapse happened about 2:30 p.m. at Kathleen's Tea Room on Main Street.

News 12 Staff

Jun 3, 2021, 9:59 AM

Updated 1,052 days ago

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The roof of popular café in Peekskill collapsed in the middle of the afternoon Wednesday but lucky no one was injured.
Authorities say the collapse happened about 2:30 p.m. at Kathleen's Tea Room on Main Street. 
According to Peekskill police officials there were about a half a dozen people inside the cafe including the owner, Peekskill Deputy Mayor Vivian Mckenzie. Investigators say everyone inside suddenly heard a loud noise and quickly made the decision to evacuate.  It was a smart decision because it wasn't long after everyone was out of the building that the roof caved in on the cafe. 
A portion of Main Street was completely shut down while crews worked the scene.
Representatives from the tea room released a statement that reads, “By now, you may have heard of the unfortunate accident at the Tea Room today. We are so grateful that no one was hurt. The safety of our customers and staff is always our first priority. While the roof may have caved in, our spirits have not. We are counting our blessings and are grateful for the outpouring of support, love and prayers you have sent our way. We are working our way through everything and thank you for your patience as we navigate plans for our future.”
Con Edison crews are on the scene today shutting down the gas because the building has been deemed unsafe. 


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