While downtown this afternoon taking pictures of the mall, I ran into several people. It was my intention to publish more pictures, but I had to change my plan because of the conversations.
The Fire Fighters saved downtown.
Carroll Dermody from the Village Barber Shop was one of those people. Carroll and I visited briefly about the rebuilding of the mall. I saw Sharon Seeley and her daughter Jenna. Their family has owned the mall for over 25 years and it is their intention to rebuild the mall. I saw Tom DeLeo just outside his famous Deli. Tom invited me in and informed me that the Department of Health had just given him the green light to be open tomorrow.
The entire community has come together to help each other and to make sure that this tragedy becomes an opportunity to help each other and make our community stronger.