It was an early morning phone call Toast cafe owner Kent Baumhover never wanted to get, his decade old business was going up in smoke.
"I've looked at the business as sort of a child, and as a matter of fact I was on the other corner for about 8 years and I moved into this space about two years ago, so kind of nurturing it from the ashes. It's kind of crazy to see it at this point."
Chad's Records has been a landmark in the UTC area, owner Chad Bledsoe says he feels fortunate his inventory remains largely intact, despite some heavy smoke related damage to the store.
"They had to break my door out to get the smoke to come out and quite a lot of smoke did come up in there. I don't see warp-age which is a good sign. Everything got covered up nicely by the firemen with tarps so that was good."
For both business owners the future is uncertain.
"I'm not going to be able to operate here for right now. I have my on-line work to do, but I've got a lot of work to do here so it's going to just be a big mess. This building is either going to need loads of work, or it's probably not going to be reopened. There's not going to be any power here for a long time," Bledsoe says.
"At this point it's considered a total loss. There may be some furniture inside that might be salvageable but as far as all the other things at first glance that it doesn't look like there is much there to really be able to save," adds Baumhover.
Baumhover says he won't reopen if he can't stay in the community that supported his business for over 10 years.
"This is the only place I could see myself being so if they are not able to salvage the building and move on, I understand. But if they are, this is where I'll be."
Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.