Eight months after a fire destroyed the building, the Amish Community Market has reopened.
The Amish Community Market and Bakery in Unity has reopened. According to the market's Facebook page, "The Community Market will reopen on Wednesday, September 21st at 8am. The bakery is not quite done yet, so no donuts until next week. Cookies and some other baked goods should be available, but no fried products."
The reopening of the store happened two days earlier than anticipated. Last month a tentative reopening date was set for September 23.
Updates on the rebuilding process have been documented on the Amish Community Market and Bakery's Facebook page, which was exciting to see. The new building was rebuilt at an incredible pace. Builders prepped the cement pad for a new layer concrete on January 29. 12 days later, the walls and trusses went up, metal roof on, and the exterior wrapped.
The fire broke out the afternoon of January 20. Fire officials say two people inside the building were able to make it outside safely. Unfortunately the building was a total loss. The Thorndike Road business had just reopened after their yearly two week inventory and cleaning.
Terri Bishop Boulier of Freedom drove by the fire, even before the firetrucks had arrived, and posted this video on Facebook.