Six weeks after a devastating fire ripped through downtown Nanaimo, destroying several businesses, one is re-opening and trying to start over.
My Favourite Fabric store held its official grand re-opening Saturday, at new location on Wesley Road.
The fabric store was one of 15 businesses completely destroyed when a massive fire burned down a historic building at the end of March.
“We saved up for seven years and to have everything gone in 12 hours is like, it’s crushing, there’s no words to describe it. It’s devastating,” said store owner Tanya Gruszecki.
Gruszecki had only opened the fabric store two months before the fire, so she’s calling this their grand opening 2.0. And she says she was only able to re-open thanks to the community rallying to help and raising $7,000.