Two small businesses are still shut down following a spectacular blaze in Endicott's business district.
The October 8 fire damaged a three-story building at the corner of Washington Avenue and North Street.
Much of the structure sustained smoke and water damage, although actual fire damage was contained to a single apartment.
A view inside Jaygold African/Caribbean Market on November 30, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News) A view inside Jaygold African/Caribbean Market at 1 Washington Avenue on November 30, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
The operators of a grocery store and a cellphone shop have been wondering when they'll be able to reopen.
The building owner - Vincenza Cimino of Long Island - said she intends to have the building repaired.
Cimino on Wednesday told WNBF News that she is hoping some reconstruction work can get underway within the next week.
The building at Washington Avenue and North Street was condemned after the October 8 fire. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News) The building at Washington Avenue and North Street was condemned after the October 8 fire. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Cimino expressed frustration with the process of preparing to start renovations in the aftermath of the fire. She said she wants the commercial tenants to be able to return as soon as possible.
The owners of Jaygold African/Caribbean Market and the Metro by T-Mobile store said they had been waiting to hear exactly when they'd be able to reopen.
A closed cellphone store at North Street and Washington Avenue. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News) A closed cellphone store at North Street and Washington Avenue. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News) Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: . firstname.lastname@example.org For breaking news and updates on developing stories, follow @BinghamtonNow on Twitter. LOOK: Food history from the year you were born
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