– Missy Wescat, owner of Missy's Arcade.
A mix-up in communication was cleared up and within a few minutes, Chevy Biltz of the Titusville Redevelopment Authority was there with keys.
For safety reasons a full tour of the building couldn't be done, but Biltz was able to let the contractors see the collapsed roof and get a better understanding of the shared wall between two buildings - a wall that needs to stay or be rebuilt as part of the contract.
On February 15, 2018, a fire broke out in the mostly vacant building. Dave's Old Fashioned Haircuts and a new furniture restoration business were lost. Missy's sustained major water damage causing the business to shut down for four months for renovations.
The bids will be opened in a virtual public meeting, according to bid package.
"It will shut me down again," Wescat said indicating that she was just getting back on her feet again. Laurie Baker, the executive director of the Titusville Community Development Agencies agrees. She said she hope the work will be started as soon as possible after the bids are opened and awarded in the middle of May. "We are thinking the project will take at least 60 days, if not longer," she said. She said Missy's is likely the only business that will be affected.
"I guess the way to look at this is, life has a way of slowing you down. But in the long run it is going to be awesome to have this done."