Parsons said damage to the cars, which include a 1960s-era Pontiac and Ford Mustang, appeared to be minor. She said she is confident the business will recover.
Pins 'N Rods is not the only business in the building, but it appeared to suffer the most damage. Sigman said he expects the building to be condemned because of the collapse.
Wade Anderson, owner of Art of Tint, said he'd spent 14 years in the building before moving across the street. He said the building frequently was flooded by runoff from the hillside.
"We were flooded six times in 2006," Anderson said. "We were flooded 14 times in '07. I lost everything."
He said the flooding and instability of the hillside were the main reasons he decided to move his business.
"We always knew it was going to fall," he said. "I'm just surprised it hadn't happened before it did."
Kanawha County sheriff's deputies, West Virginia State Police, St. Albans police officers and firefighters responded to the scene.
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