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Westside Shop has 30 days to get up to code before it can reopen

Westside Shop has 30 days to get up to code before it can reopen (Photo: WTVC)

The recently padlocked Westside Store in Chattanooga has 30 days to try and fix it's problems.

Last month, Hamilton County District Attorney Neil Pinkston ordered the shop be padlocked.

He called it a hot bed for criminal activity.

On Wednesday, a judge ordered the chains can come off the doors for now.

The owner has 30 days to bring the building up to code before they can reopen.

Earlier in the month, building owners offered a deal to the D.A. to reopen the shop.

But people who live in the area say it's one of their few resources for food.

The owner plans to update the store so the doors can stay open.

Until then, the store is not allowed to do any business during the 30 days until the city inspection is complete.

The owner will go back to court June 12th.



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