Roof Collapse During Freak Storm Devastates Fast Fashions Men's Clothing Store and Tuxedo Rental.
On June 30, 2020, a freakish torrential rain storm caused a center section of the roof to collapse at Fast Fashions Men's Clothing Store and Tuxedo Rental at 33 East Main Street, Xenia, Ohio. Fast Fashions, now indefinitely closed, has been a fixture in Xenia, Ohio since 1984. Damages and lost revenue is expected to exceed $400,000.
Scott DeCuir, owner of Fast Fashions had barely re-opened his store after the COVID closing, which happened just after he invested in new inventory in preparation for the Spring Sales season, Fast Fashions' busiest time of the year. Struggling to overcome his losses, Scott was unsure if he could keep his employees and survive the summer successfully enough to plan for Fall inventory. Now, with the roof collapse, he does not know how he will survive but he has faith things will get better. He then smiles as he remembers something his Dad would say..."Well, if it's not one thing, then it's another..." He has faith he will eventually work through the challenges and somehow it will resolve itself.
When it rains it pours...Unfortunately, in this case it was both, one thing and another...The torrential mid-afternoon storm dumped up to 5 inches of rain in less than one hour, seemingly all heavily concentrated in the Xenia downtown historic district. The roof gave way under the weight of several thousand gallons of water which accumulated in a low area faster than the drain system could handle. The estimated 800 cubic feet of water at 8+ lbs per gallon (~49,900 lbs) exceeded the shear strength of the roof truss design. When the collapse occurred, a wall of water washed through the store further damaging contents and structure.
How you can help...Scott and Fast Fashions needs your help to survive...We are hoping to raise $100,000 by September 30th to compensate for what insurance won't cover as result of COVID and the Rainstorm Roof Collapse. Funds shall be used to give a boost to help kick start Scott and Fast Fashions to a new beginnings.
- Andrew Snider
- Cole Zengel
- Andrew Moss
- Jason Enneking
- Robert Sr. Pry
Organizer and beneficiary