DETROIT (WXYZ) — Metro Food Center & Pharmacy Owner Jim Farida says new checks and bonuses are being prepared and should be ready tomorrow for workers who lost them in a fire on Christmas Eve.
The investigation remains underway, and no signs of criminal activity have been found.
DEVELOPING: “I cannot sit. I either have to open here OR find another place to open. I’m that type. I have to keep WORKING.” Metro Food Center & Pharmacy owner on Warren Ave. is COMMITTED to serving his neighborhood after fire destroyed his building. @wxyzdetroit #5:30PM pic.twitter.com/YaMDGdfDsg— Simon Shaykhet WXYZ (@simonshaykhet) December 26, 2019
FIRE FALLOUT: The owner of the Metro Food Center & Pharmacy says he WILL re-open or find a new location to serve the COMMUNITY on Detroit’s Westside. He’s also preparing to pay his staff, who lost their paychecks in the flames on Christmas Eve. @wxyzdetroit 5:30PM pic.twitter.com/jpjSFzZqE0— Simon Shaykhet WXYZ (@simonshaykhet) December 26, 2019
“We will either reopen or find a new location to have the business because that's what I want to do," Farida said. "We will keep working."
He tells 7 Action News he’s communicating with his insurance company for an update on what happens next. Stay tuned as more developments become available.