• Ruptured water line floods Waterfront businesses; liquor store likely closed for weeks

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    HOMESTEAD, Pa. - A ruptured water line flooded businesses at The Waterfront shopping mall in Homestead Friday morning, officials said.

    Chopper 11 was over the scene as breaking news during Channel 11 Morning News.

    Channel 11 watched as fire crews swarmed the scene and worked to fix the issue and captured plumbing and restoration crews going in and out of Crunch Fitness carrying tools.

    A spokesperson for The Waterfront said workers at Crunch discovered the leak on the second floor when they came to work early Friday morning.  They immediately called for help.

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    In the meantime, a sign posted on the door to Crunch Fitness said Waterfront members will have access to the Monroeville facility Friday.

    Fire officials said a water line broke on the second floor of the gym and it sent water rushing through the roof and dripping down into the Fine Wine & Spirits Store below.

    The Fine Wine and Spirits Store took on a lot of water and was flooded out.  Waterfront officials say the damage to the store is extensive and will be closed for the next several weeks for repair work.

    Crunch had some damage and will likely reopen Saturday. 

    “Our tenants are extremely important to us. We value every single one of them and we want to make sure we can get them all up and running and have everything available to our supporters as well,” Waterfront Marketing Director Emily Wittmer said.


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