Following Friday morning’s fire, the co-owner of the building that houses Blooming Grounds in Winona says they will be re-opening again in the same location he is just not sure when at this point.
Jim Murphy, co-owner along with Mike Alexander, says after starting to assess the damage for the first time Saturday morning, it’s just a matter of remodeling, not rebuilding. He adds the structure of the building is still sound.
Murphy says there is a lot of smoke damage and some water damage to the building, including the 12 apartments that sit above the Blooming Grounds store.
Murphy says the building will be without power for about a week.
Murphy also credits the Winona Fire Department and all the other emergency personnel for stopping the fire from spreading to the adjacent buildings and says the did a great job.