Subway plans to reopen at site of devastating fire
by S. Alan Reed
May 17, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After being destroyed in a March 29 fire, the Canton Road Subway Sandwich Shop been razed and rebuilding has begun, without state permission. The previous building was located directly beneath the main telephone conduit to the township of Canton. The fire not only destroyed the restaurant’s edifice, but the telephone lines as well, leaving Canton without phone service for over half of a day. The replacement building appears to utilize most of the existing foundation, and extend it a few feet eastward. It would remain directly under the telephone lines.

With concrete forms erected to extend the foundation, Kentucky State Building Inspector Pat Rhodes was asked who was responsible for granting construction permits, and if one had been given to the Subway owner Frank Mastey.

Rhodes said that in absence of a Trigg County building regulation and inspecting program, that the State of Kentucky had domain in this case, and being the local building inspector for the state, it was his responsibility to enforce this. “I went by there on Thursday, and it looked like construction had begun. I put a stop-work order on the structure until state approval is granted. It’s a good thing they haven’t poured any concrete yet,” Rhodes said.

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