The Christmas Tree Shops store at 490 Payne Road in Scarborough was evacuated Monday night after employees detected the smell of gas in the building.

A dispatcher for the Scarborough Fire Department said the store was evacuated around 7:30 p.m. while a crew from Unitil investigated the leak.

The crew determined that there was no danger to the public. The store reopened about 45 minutes later. The cause of the leak remains under investigation.