Signs indicate the Stop and Shop supermarket reopened days after a 2 alarm fire gutted the Excelsior Cleaners at 1320 Boston Post Road, Dec. 19, but Town of Mamaroneck Fire Chief Joe Russo says the remaining businesses at the Ferndale Shopping Center are still struggling.
The 24- hour CVS Store at that location, which is next door to the cleaners, was also gutted, and is hoping for an April reopening, said Russo. A Cosi restaurant is awaiting restoration of gas a electric.
As for the cleaners, the chief said the owner is working on a plan to use the empty former Ballet des Enfants space in the strip mall as a place to pick up and drop off items that need to be cleaned.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Video of the fire from LMCTV: