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Testing continues at evacuated Bob Evans restaurant in Seffner

SEFFNER — Engineers continued testing at a Bob Evans restaurant Monday where large cracks formed throughout the building, officials said.

The cracks were discovered in the restaurant at 11720 Gateway Blvd. near Interstate 4 on Sunday.

No customers were inside, and employees were evacuated.

Since then, the restaurant has been secured with a fence, said Hillsborough County code enforcement director Dexter Barge.

Code enforcement officials were monitoring the building Monday as engineers contracted by the restaurant continued testing to determine what caused the cracks.

"They've done everything that we've asked them to do to protect as far as public safety is concerned," Barge said.

The restaurant is about 4 miles from where a sinkhole opened under a home at 240 Faithway Drive in February, killing Jeffrey Bush, 37.

Testing continues at evacuated Bob Evans restaurant in Seffner 06/10/13 [Last modified: Monday, June 10, 2013 9:21pm]
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