Photos by Stacie Joy
Downtown Yarns reopens for business today at 45 Avenue A between Third Street and Fourth Street ... two weeks after a fire destroyed Essex Card Shop next door at 47 Avenue A on Jan. 10.
While the fire mostly spared owner Leti Ruiz's small shop, she spent these past two weeks airing out Downtown Yarns... thanks in part to industrial air scrubbers that the building's landlord provided...
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As EVG contributor Stacie Joy first reported, a 13-year-old boy has been charged with second-degree arson. Officials and other sources said that the teen was seen leaving Essex Card Shop minutes before management smelled smoke. Investigators were able to pull photos/videos from the store surveillance camera.
Previously on EV Grieve: