Westfield Business Owners Discuss Hurricane Irene Damages
Patch asks various stores in downtown Westfield about damage to property and sales.
Store owners and the Downtown Westfield Corporation can breathe a sigh of relief, as power turns back on and business returns to normal. The downtown business district experienced some minor flooding and power outages during Hurricane Irene, which led some restaurants to lose valued food and sales.
Brummer's Chocolates Owner George Brummer said, "It was only a lost of some food and a day or two. In the grand scheme of things it's nothing compared to what other people are going through in the state of New Jersey and New York."
Three days after Irene hit, about a dozen Westfield businesses were still powerless. Crews were working as of Wednesday night to restore power to the town.