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Michigan Avenue reopened in Battle Creek after sports bar fire

BATTLE CREEK, MI (WTVB) - Updating a story on a major downtown blaze in the Cereal City at the beginning of the week. Battle Creek city officials decided Thursday to reopen Michigan Avenue, apparently satisfied that the century-old building that housed the On Deck Sports Bar and Grill won’t collapse on anyone.  

The four story structure is in rough shape after a blaze early Monday caved in the roof, but an inspection satisfied the city it won’t collapse.  The fire investigation still lies ahead.  They say it appears the blaze started in the back of the building in an upper floor. They also gave the owners of a restaurant next door permission to reopen.