Downtown Napa businesses damaged by earthquake

Several buildings in Napa sustained major damage during the 6.0 earthquake that hit near American Canyon early Sunday morning.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Downtown Napa businesses are cleaning up after Sunday morning's 6.0 quake. Walking through the area you'll find several storefronts with shattered windows, cracks in building walls, and even olive oil and balsamic vinegar running onto the sidewalk from Lucero Olive Oil at 1012 First St.

Owner Dewey Lucero says he lost about 90 percent of his inventory - about 500 bottles of olive oil and balsamic vinegar that retail for $20 a bottle.

Lucero lives in Sacramento, and has a store in that area as well as in Oregon. He says he just opened his Napa store in October.

Friends started calling him Sunday morning about the damage, and when he got to the store at 1 p.m., he immediately had to begin repairing the damage.

Lucero says the hardest part of the cleanup is "sucking up the olive oil" from the floors.

He also bought of big containers of kitty litter to help absorb the oil.

It is unknown whether there is structural damage to the building, but Lucero said he does know that he will not be able to open for business on Monday.

Bay City News contributed to this report.
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