But production company, Nobody Films, has found a way of bringing some humour to the situation, by producing a spoof film trailer which shows some of Ripon's shops and businesses being dramatically swallowed up by more sinkholes.
Ripon Sainsbury's remains closed after a sinkhole opened up behind the store earlier this week.
Nobody Films said on their Facebook page: "Our latest short film is on the topical subject of Ripon Sainsbury's closing due to a sinkhole. Written, filmed and edited in three days, this is a mock trailer for a movie we haven't made. All for fun. Enjoy and share if you will."