City orders emergency demolition for Eastern Market building that partially collapsed over the weekend

Partially collapsed building at Eastern Market in Detroit
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DETROIT (WWJ) -- A building at Detroit’s Eastern Market that partially collapsed on Saturday has now been scheduled for emergency demolition.

Detroit police confirmed the partial structure collapse occurred around noon at the Del Bene building, located on the corner of Winder and Russell streets just across from the market’s Shed Two.

The building housed several businesses, including Jabs Gym, Beyond Juicery & Eatery, and a Detroit vs. Everybody storefront — all of which are now being forced to relocate.

According to authorities, one passerby suffered minor injuries following the collapse, and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

WXYZ also reported that multiple vehicles parked on the side of the building were hit by falling debris.

Earlier reports stated an explosion may have occurred at the building, but the official cause of the collapse remains under investigation.

There has been no word on when the demolition will take place, but in the meantime, the building has been condemned and no one is allowed to enter the structure.

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