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Roof of longtime Lansing business collapses during Tuesday’s storms

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LANSING — A longtime downtown Lansing business suffered damage during Tuesday’s storms.

David Kositchek, the owner of Kositchek’s Menswear, said a portion of the building’s roof collapsed during the night, and the store was closed Wednesday.

“The important thing is, no one was hurt,” he said.

The extent of the damage is still being investigated. Kositchek could not say if anyone’s clothing was damaged or when they would be able to reopen for business.

Lansing Fire Department Assistant Chief Kenneth Lay said the department hadn’t received any calls regarding the roof collapse.

Kositchek said he hoped to have an update on when the store would be able to reopen within the next few days.

“I was the first one who got here this morning,” store Manager Matt McLeod said. “It looked like a hurricane or tornado had run through the store… There was a lot of water and debris all over.”

Patrons needing to pick up their alterations can do so from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at the shoe department door. The business will not be taking any new garments to be altered until further notice.

Kositchek’s Menswear has been in the downtown Lansing location since the late 1800s, according to the business’ website.

Anyone needing to reach the business can at the hair salon phone at (517) 482-1100.

Contact Sarah Atwood at satwood@lsj.com or on X @sarahmatwood.

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