Remsen’s only grocery store, the Farm Fresh Foodtown and Liquor, was destroyed by an early morning fire Sunday.
The fire was first reported at around 4:15 a.m.
Remsen Assistant Fire Chief Mark Gaskill says smoke was coming from the building when they arrived on scene:
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Le Mars, Oyens, Marcus and Granville assisted in fighting the fire over five hours.
Gaskill says the building and its contents would be considered as a total loss and later Sunday determined the cause of the fire:
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Sammy Chodha, the owner of Farm Fresh Foodtown and Liquor, says he plans to rebuild so Remsen can still have a community grocery store:
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Chodha says a contractor will come to the site Monday.
Photos by Dennis Morrice