The Soldotna shopping center known as the Central Peninsula Mall is in no danger of collapse from roof damage due to the weight of snow on the roof, according to Jason Murray who manages the mall for the current owner, Glenn Martin.
The mall was actually built in three sections. The south end is occupied by Safeway and is in no danger of collapse. The north end, occupied by 16 separate business tenants also is in good shape.
Only the center section, the former home of Rite Aid and the record shop known as Tunes, suffered any structural damage due to the snow load on the roof. The center section was unoccupied when the structural damage was noted and remains unoccupied and closed.
While the whole shopping complex is commonly referred to as the Central Peninsula Mall, that name is used only in the legal description of the north end of the three-section complex, Murray said.
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