The business tenants are a clothing store, Luzo Brazil Imports, on the first floor and a karate studio on the second. Another business space was unoccupied on the first floor, as well as an unoccupied barber shop on the second floor, said Touhey.
The fire began on the first floor, then spread to the second, Touhey said.
Residential apartments at the rear of the structure were evacuated, but this part of the building was not damaged by the fire and the tenants were allowed to re-enter their homes once the fire department made sure everything was in working order.
The building will not have to be torn down, Touhey said.