Debris Removal in Monterey to Begin Today

Sportsman bar second dayEfforts to remove remnants from a downtown Monterey building will begin today.

The structure that housed the Sportsman’s Bar and Grill collapsed Thursday around 5 p.m. The building was empty at the time of the incident and attempts continue to notify the owner.

A fence surrounds what is left of the former business. Monterey residents helped Pulaski County Building Administrator David Dare and officials move the debris to a central location on the property to avoid injuries.

Dare believes that the structure may have suffered water damage which weakened the structural integrity of the brick building. There was no indication made that the building was unstable prior to Thursday.

An engineer will be hired to study damage to an adjacent building to see if it is structurally sound.