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      Peanut Warehouse in Conway temporarily closed for safety improvements

      The Peanut Warehouse in Conway, along with three other buildings rented out for events in Conway's historic district, are temporarily closed while the company that owns the properties, the Burroughs Company, makes safety improvements.

      The Burroughs Company recently hired an outside firm to conduct a safety inspection of the buildings.

      Based on their findings, a recommendation was made to the board of directors, that a structural engineer should be engaged to evaluate the structural integrity of the Sidewheeler, Peanut Warehouse, Lower River Warehouse and Tractor Shed, according to Debi Burroughs, Vice President of the Burroughs Company.

      "The historical district is a very important part of Conway, and the safety of the individuals utilizing these facilities for functions and their guests is very important to Burroughs Company," she said.

      All events at the facilities have been canceled through the end of April.

      "We regret any inconvenience this may cause our patrons and the people of Conway, however, safety is our chief concern," Burroughs said, "We look forward to making these venues accessible again in the very near future."