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One year after the Kelly Square fire, company owners claim that their continued existence is a result of the community

One year has passed since a fire severely damaged Kelly Square in Sherman’s downtown on Halloween.

The difficult part, according to Beth Ward, co-owner of Wolverine Comics, “has been letting people know that we’re here again.” “We’ve opened again.”

The firms inside have now fled in search of alternative means to survive. It was that Halloween night.

After the Kelly Square fire severely smoke-damaged her comic shop, Beth Ward wasn’t sure she’d ever say those words again.

Fulbelli’s and other businesses never fully reopened.

We opened the Kelly Square store with everything we had after retiring, said Ward.

The proprietor of Kelly Square and Fulbelli’s restaurant, T.J. LaRosa, has recently expanded his business to include wine dinners as well as the sale of cakes and pies.

It’s been difficult, LaRosa remarked. “Obviously, without a restaurant that is open, people cannot come in and work every day. We only recently received approval from the insurance provider in September, so that has been a hurdle in and of itself.

Larosa stated that the building should be torn down the next week. LaRosa described the process of “removing all the drywall, removing all the electricity, and basically gutting the building into a shell of a building.”

Both business owners stated a year later that their customers are what kept them going. Ward remarked, “Our clients are just enjoyable to be around. They are content to be here. We are content to be here.

LaRosa stated, “I just appreciate everyone’s support and phone calls. I received a few texts this morning that said, “Hey. I certainly hope so. There has been a year. It’s a wonderful neighbourhood. It truly is. One year has passed since a fire severely damaged Kelly Square in Sherman’s downtown on Halloween. The firms inside have now fled in search of alternative means to survive. It was that Halloween night.

The difficult part, according to Beth Ward, co-owner of Wolverine Comics, “has been letting people know that we’re here again.” “We’ve opened again.” After the Kelly Square fire severely smoke-damaged her comic shop, Beth Ward wasn’t sure she’d ever say those words again.

We opened the Kelly Square store with everything we had after retiring, said Ward. Fulbelli’s and other businesses never fully reopened.

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