Businesses remain shuttered in Bed-Stuy following 3-alarm fire

The storefronts on Nostrand Avenue between Gates and Monroe streets have been shuttered for two weeks since a three-alarm fire broke out on Feb 7.

News 12 Staff

Feb 20, 2022, 11:08 PM

Updated 827 days ago

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Business owners in Bed-Stuy are asking for help rebuilding after a fire ripped through a neighboring abandoned building, causing major damage to their nearby stores. 
The storefronts on Nostrand Avenue between Gates and Monroe streets have been shuttered for two weeks since a three-alarm fire broke out on Feb 7. 
The Department of Buildings have issued a vacate order for the four businesses and three apartments, all owned by a family for the last three decades. 
Store owners say the pandemic has been hard enough, but they could be in real trouble if they can't do the repair work and reopen soon. 
As of Sunday, more than 700 community members have donated more than $35,000 on GoFundMe. Owner Ahmad Ali and City Councilman Chi Ossé say it's a great start, but more must be done.  
Owners say they're going to keep fighting to be allowed back inside the buildings and are also still hoping for more donations. 



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