While the storm completely destroyed an entire strip mall close by, it only clipped the store on the end of the strip mall my store resides in.
The strip mall up the hill took damage to one half, and another, where a Barnes and Noble resides, was heavily damaged as well. While my heart aches for all the people now out of work, I am so grateful that my store was spared.
It does not mean we are any better than any of those other stores; it just means that for whatever reason we were meant to remain open. I pray the other stores will reopen, and in the meantime , jobs will be provided for all those out of work.
Till then, please come out and support the stores that are still open, Target, Bob's Marshall's, eat at Smokey Bones, go to the mall, be grateful their were no death and minimal injuries. Let's get the Arena Hub area of Wilkes-Barre back on it's feet and praise God for his care over all of us..
|Barnes and Nobles; fate still unknown.|
|All these shops are slated for demolition.|
|The collapsed building is the side and back of Ashley Furniture, fate unknown.|