Crews from Tennessee American Water work Tuesday afternoon outside the Camp House coffee house which was closed two day because of a leaking underground water pipe.

UPDATE: Camp House at 149 East M.L. King Boulevard announced in an email Tuesday evening that its main water line is back to normal after a leak from a broken underground water pipe closed the coffee house for two days.

It will reopen Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


ORIGINAL STORY: A leak from a broken underground water pipe closed the Camp House coffee house at 149 East M.L. King Boulevard on Monday and Tuesday.

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Matt Busby, the Camp House's director, opens a utility closet Tuesday to show the brick wall along Lindsay Street where water seeped onto the floor of the trendy coffee house.

"We should be back open [Wednesday], but really don't know, yet," said Matt Busby, the Camp House's director.

The trendy coffeehouse, which is below the historic Volunteer Building's parking garage, closed Monday because water from a pipe that feeds the fire sprinklers had seeped through a brick wall along Lindsey Street, Busby said.

Employees squeegeed the water down a drain near the leaky wall inside a utility closet, he said. But the Camp House closed, anyway, because of health concerns over water on the floor.

A crew from Tennessee American Water Co. arrived around 5 p.m. Monday, Busby said, and dug through the asphalt on Lindsey Street to fix the leak.

The Camp House didn't have running water for much of Tuesday, while the repair work took place. The water came back on Tuesday afternoon.

Officials couldn't immediately be reached for comment at Tennessee American Water Co. or from Hawks Property Management, which manages the Volunteer Building that's owned by U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Chattanooga.

This story was updated Jan. 9, 2018, at 9 p.m. with more information.