FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A Ferguson business has reopened after being set on fire during the unrest in the area more than two months ago.
The St. Louis Fish and Chicken Restaurant, located on North Florissant Road, reopened last week. The store had to board up its windows and doors after looters broke-in and set a trash can on fire following the grand jury decision in November.
Before reopening, the store had to be closed for over 60 days, the drywall had to be gutted and much of the equipment and furniture had to be replaced.
The store’s owner says he was never offered assistance to rebuild, just low interest loans. The owner saved his money and, with the help of his insurance company, reopened.
Store employees say business has been up 30 percent since they reopened.