Clarence Jenkins, owner and jeweler at Fast-Fix Jewelry Repairs®
located at the North Entrance of Southcenter Mall which is South of
Seattle and a few miles east of the SeaTac International Airport
reports that his store faired very well. A set of tools slid off a
safe and one collection fell over, but nothing broke. Other mall
store owners suffered more loss as merchandise fell and broke.
The mall shut down immediately after the quake until 12 noon on
Thursday as it had lost power and phones. Two anchor stores suffered
damage - The Bon and Sears and several smaller stores are still shut
down due to structural damage.
It was strange to see the parking lots emptied mid-day and safety
tape and security at all the major entrances.
We praise God for his goodness. It could have been so much worse.
Thanks for asking.