Published: Mar 31, 2012 2:56 AM EDT
Updated: Mar 31, 2012 5:15 AM EDT

ESTERO, Fla. -- TECO Gas responded to Gulf Coast Town Center Mall in Estero, after a gas leak was reported Friday night.  Many stores had to be evacuated while crews capped the leak.

Many businesses between Red Robin to Dick's Sporting Goods had to be evacuated while crews worked to get a cap on the leak.

As of midnight Saturday morning, crews had a temporary cap on the leak and were digging in the area of the leak, near the food court area, to get a permanent cap.

Businesses will be open on Saturday.

A gas meter was damaged by golf cart around 8:30 pm.  No injuries were reported.  Vehicles parked inside the perimeter weren't able to get to leave until given the all clear by the San Carlos Fire Department.