Co-op fire damage
“The Co-operative Food” a.k.a. the Co-op building in the Bankton Retail Centre adjacent to South Livingston Train Station was burned out in a fire overnight (2 May 2011). Media reports indicate the police are considering the incident as suspicious.
Demolition began quickly but looks to have halted. I hope they can rebuild it quickly as it was a popular and handy store.
Can’t be much if anything left to salvage.
The neighbouring “Sapphire Chinese Restaurant” was also damaged and was closed for a time except for a “home delivery” service. Full restaurant and take away service has now been resumed. It is always busy. That speaks for itself. Well worth visiting.
The Barber’s shop adjacent to that is undamaged and is open for business as usual.
The “Supper Bowl” in the next block was unaffected and is operating normally. It is one of the best chippies in the area.
Both the chippy and the Sapphire have my personal recommendation.
The building was diminishing before my eyes as I shot this series.
Photographs were taken on a sunny May Bank Holiday Monday using a FujiFilm S5 DSLR camera and Tamron SP 24-135 lens.
All photographs were taken by Livingston photographer Norman Young and are copyright ©. Please respect copyright.