The historic Crystal Ice and Cold Storage warehouse went up in flames last weekend, destroying was to be a focal point of the Ice Blocks, a collection of shops, restaurants, offices and apartments. A small fire rekindled within the collapsed roof on Wednesday.
The historic Crystal Ice and Cold Storage warehouse went up in flames last weekend, destroying was to be a focal point of the Ice Blocks, a collection of shops, restaurants, offices and apartments. A small fire rekindled within the collapsed roof on Wednesday. Erika D. Smith esmith@sacbee.com
The historic Crystal Ice and Cold Storage warehouse went up in flames last weekend, destroying was to be a focal point of the Ice Blocks, a collection of shops, restaurants, offices and apartments. A small fire rekindled within the collapsed roof on Wednesday. Erika D. Smith esmith@sacbee.com
Erika D. Smith

Erika D. Smith

Associate editor and editorial writer

A fiery blow to development on R Street

November 13, 2015 11:39 AM

UPDATED November 13, 2015 09:53 PM

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Erika D. Smith joined The Sacramento Bee in May 2015 after spending most of her career in the nebulous Midwest. She previously worked for The Indianapolis Star in Indiana, where, as metro columnist, she covered issues related to neighborhoods, community development, public safety and diversity. She also worked for five years at the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio. She is a native of Cleveland.

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