Yacht club awaits fate of historic building: Scrap or salvage

WASHINGTON — As the fire marshal continues to look into what caused a devastating fire at the Annapolis Yacht Club last weekend, club members are anxiously awaiting to know the fate of the scarred structure.

The torched club is being evaluated by a structural engineer who will determine if the club can be salvaged or if it has to be torn down and rebuilt, says Captain Scott Svoboda with the Annapolis Fire Department.

The fire department turned the building over to club owners Tuesday. Meanwhile, the community of Annapolis is rallying to help those most affected by the fire.

“People are definitely still talking about it,” says Zach Price general manager of Rams Head Annapolis.

After offering to hire any club employees looking for work, Price says he’s kept his promise.

“We’ve hired a couple people. I have another interview this afternoon, so we continue to see more and more come in,” he says.

There are still positions available, which Price says will extend past the holidays.

The yacht club says members were set to meet Thursday night to discuss their options going forward.

Megan Cloherty

WTOP Investigative Reporter Megan Cloherty primarily covers breaking news, crime and courts.

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