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A central Dunedin shop and restaurant were evacuated this afternoon amid fears a cracked building parapet may fall into the street.
A section of George St just north of the Octagon was cordoned off for 45 minutes from 2pm while emergency services assessed the situation.
The Trojan Turkish cafe and Global Culture clothing shop were evacuated but have now reopened.
It is understood office workers in a building across the road notified authorities after discovering a crack in the facade.
After an inspection, the building was deemed to be safe and the road was reopened.