10+ years ago, I rented 1/2 of a 4000 square foot building in Cohoes, New York for a place to work on my race car and to store some project and parts cars. It was behind the Golden Krust Bakery and Restaurant, a Cohoes landmark, located on one of the islands at the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson rivers. I named my business (the one which this web site and the digest.net site operate under) Krusty Motorsports because of the location (honestly, it has nothing at all to do with the Simpsons, never did).
I got evicted (in a reasonably pleasant manner) last spring, because Eddie (the owner) wanted the building for his kids to use for a business they were starting. My cars are now mostly at Bob Karl's in Troy (Bob runs a car dealership and races Spec Miatas in SCCA along with his sons. I need to move the cars to the part of Rensselaer County I actually live in pretty soon, though.)
So I now hear that there was a gas line explosion at the Golden Krust this afternoon. One early report claimed it was under control and confined to one building, but I also heard that they called in all the neighboring FDs, and besides, except for the steel building
I rented, it was all one connected structure, complete with all the old oiled floors, and of course being a bakery, full of flour. The latest reports are that it's a total loss, and they're just trying to keep the rest of the neighborhood from burning down.
I really doubt that it'll return. Eddie was close to retirement, and I suspect his kids won't want to rebuild a bakery. Update
An article in the local paper on the fire: http://timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=463444&category=ALBANY&BCCode=HOME&newsdate=3/22/2006