DALEVILLE, Ala. (WDHN)—For nearly a decade, Debbie Gaydos has owned and operateS “Shopaholic”, a women’s clothing boutique.
Although she didn’t suffer any damage in Sunday morning’s Downtown Enterprise fire, she is just a few doors down from the “devastation”. Gaydos says they are one “Big family”. When someone hurts’, fellow businesses come to their aid.
“We’re a family down here, not just friends. And we want to take care of each other. Everybody has just jumped in and done what we need to do,” according to Gaydos.
Mike Gurspan says “At today’s news conference at Enterprise City Hall. Mayor William Cooper says Enterprise is known to persevere especially through adversity and that will be the case here.”
“Everything that we got has been positive and we work together in unity and working together to put everything together.”
Over the years, Enterprise’s Main Street Directo, Mariah Montgomery, says the town has come through adversity on numerous occasions in fact, it’s expected the downtown district will return even bigger and better.
Montgomery, says “It’s an unfortunate event but our business owners are strong and resilient so we are going to keep on going, events will go on just as planned.”
Enterprise Tourism Director Tammy Doerer says “We are very proud of our downtown and those small businesses are the spirit of downtown so are hearts hurt but this is a great community, the community came out on Sunday.”
As one official says we are “heartbroken, but thankful to live in such a wonderful caring community where neighbor helps neighbor.