Tank and Tummy Closed by City Order

Tank and Tummy in Lamar

Tank and Tummy in Lamar

The Tank and Tummy store on South Main Street in Lamar has been ordered closed by the City of Lamar since the beginning of June.

Lamar’s Building and Codes Inspector, Jeremy McEndree, stated that there have been on-going problems with a leaky roof and the situation had reached a point where the City of Lamar and the Prowers County Health Department felt the closing was the next step.  McEndree, who has been with the city’s Building and Codes Department for the past several months, said  perishable foods have been removed from the shelves and the building has been barred to the public and employees until the repairs have been resolved.  He did not have a timetable for any repairs from the new owners.

“Letters had been sent to the former owners last year regarding the roof leaks and health situation, but as the condition continued to worsen, we felt we had no recourse, but to close the store,” he explained.  McEndree said he’s now waiting for the Colorado State Electrical Inspection office to assess the situation and what steps the new ownership will need to take before the store can be re-opened.  He added they have been receptive to the needed upgrades and repairs.

By Russ Baldwin

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