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Fire at St Jacobs Market...

The main Market building was totally flattened by a fire last night. There is nothing left. Thankfully no one was injured.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/huge-fire-gu...

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  1. I was so sorry to read this. That is a lovely attraction of that part of Ontario.

    1. Whoa. That is horrible. Whoa.

      1. The WHOLE main building ?!?!

        Hmmmm....

         
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        1. re: PoppiYYZ

          That is some fire. Yeesh.

          Uggh, so many memories and incredible eats. It was a gorgeous space too.

          1. re: magic

            I'm really sad to see this as well. Though feel the market hasn't been as good recently, i too have Fond memories of this place. The apple fritters, smoked pork chops, honey comb, fresh donuts, and friendly people.

            This is a huge blow to the KW area

        2. Imagine all of the vendors equipment that is lost let alone they now have no place to sell their product right when it is harvest season...

          I hope they will be able to recover. Not sure how insurance would work in this case... The market would have to have insurance on the building but the individual vendors would need to insure their own stalls and equipment I guess..

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          1. re: pourboi

            Can't even imagine how many livlihoods are affected by this.

              1. re: Kagemusha

                Dude. Pretty harsh.

                and Tourist help pay the bills.

                1. re: PoppiYYZ

                  Really? Have a look at the G&M comments on their story for some background on the "market."

                2. re: Kagemusha

                  That may be so but it brought a lot of people to the area. A lot of people won't be able to go to work tomorrow or any time soon. Just because you don't like it, doesn't mean it's not important.

                  DT

                  1. With few exceptions (apple fritters, the Tomato Man and recently Crazy Canucks for some tasty eats) I've never been particularly enamored with St. Jacob's. I agree that it is pretty "touristy", and don't go very often.

                    That being said, I can clearly empathize with those who's livelihoods have been affected. This will obviously have an impact on our local "weekend economy". Sad.