MILLCREEK, Utah (ABC4) – Simply as some small companies in Utah started to get better after over a yr of hardship brought on by the pandemic, one other impediment has come their means.
Wednesday, crews responded to a massive three-alarm structure fire at a development web site in Millcreek. Whereas firefighters have been in a position to rapidly deal with the hearth that very same day, over a dozen businesses within the space had already skilled injury from the encircling flames.
A kind of close by companies was Tokai Sushi, a restaurant and sushi bar owned by a Korean couple, Kelly and Paul.
“Final yr…enterprise actually actually harm,” Paul mentioned Friday. “This yr, extra higher enterprise. Our clients are actually actually completely satisfied and we’re working extra completely satisfied, however the fireplace has been very robust on me and my household.”
As a result of fireplace’s injury within the space, some native companies have been compelled to cease working till repairs might be made.
“In case you take a look at the storefronts, now we have a really various group. We have now people who find themselves offering companies, meals, hair slicing, pharmacy, they usually’re not working,” mentioned Mequette Sorenson, property proprietor and landlord. “So in the event that they’re not working, meaning they’re not incomes.”
Sorenson organized a GoFundMe to assist Kelly and Paul financially throughout this troublesome time. To donate, click on here.
“This was no trigger of them, nor us, and fireplace isn’t. Everyone has been devastated by this, however these small enterprise homeowners particularly,” mentioned Sorenson. “That’s one thing that our group can do is attempt to converse out and ask compassionately for individuals to assist out.”