On Christmas Eve 2004 at about 2am, there was an accidental electrical fire at our Manteca studio. The fire department determined the start of the fire to be an electrical malfunction inside the A/C unit. Even though the A/C had not been used in about 3 months, the fire department stated that since the unit was still plugged in, there was power to the unit, and that somehow there was a malfunction internally that sparked the fire.
About a month after the fire, the contractor hired by the insurance company came in and gutted the store. For the next 5 months, the store just sat there empty. The contractor that was supposed to do the repairs stated that they were just waiting for the final approval for the repair costs.
In the meantime, the building has supposedly been sold to another person, and then to yet another person.
After waiting over a year with no information or an estimated completion date, we decided to just focus on the Modesto store. There are no plans for another Manteca store at this time.