Water Damage at Ragtime Fabrics

Lindsay -- March 18th, 2010

An upstairs water pipe broke this morning at Ragtime Fabrics in downtown Harrisonburg, causing major damage.

The staff have had a hectic day of helping to clean up the mess and move much of the inventory out of harm’s way.  Even so, the shop is still open.  (Although customers should understandably pardon the mess.)

Belle, the store owner, said she was impressed with the response from the Harrisonburg Fire Department.  The HFD cleaned up much of the damage – even vacuuming up water – and, according to Belle, “made a bad situation kind of sweet.”

The staff expects the store to be dried out and back to some semblance of normal in about four to six days.  There are more photos and updates on the Ragtime facebook page.

Photo taken by and used with permission from Ragtime Fabrics.

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3 Responses to “Water Damage at Ragtime Fabrics”

  1. Emmy says:

    How unfortunate! Kudos to the HFD for all they did for them! We are so lucky to have such great guys helping our city.

  2. Jamie Smith says:

    I believe Belle, be the owner. A good lady. It’s unfortunate.

  3. linz says:

    Thanks, I’ll make that update. I mistakenly thought the owner was Kathleen. All good ladies, indeed.

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