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Downtown Jonesboro Association plans to help those who lived and worked

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Parts of Union Avenue remain closed Friday after a massive fire that started the night before.

Crews were still on site Friday afternoon putting out hot spots. Businesses on either side of the Eden Medical Spa and Boutique building had to stay away from work today.

The building to the north houses the United Way and the Downtown Jonesboro Association. While they were able to go in briefly and remove some things early Friday morning, they've not been allowed back in since.

Hailey Knight, Director of the Downtown Jonesboro Association told Region 8 News that their focus now is to support their fellow downtowners.

Not only is Eden damaged but three lofts above the medical spa and boutique are also a complete loss.

"We will do anything," Knight said. "If it's support for the families looking to relocate to downtown, offering our services, which we are able to provide service for no charge for our downtown business owners and hopefully we can get in our exterior designer and give them some consultations to get their business back."

Knight said she's reached out to the Main Street Arkansas office in Little Rock. She's waiting to hear back from them about potential grants and ways to further help the people who lived and worked in that building.


To the south of Eden Medical Spa and Boutique, Black Arrow Tattoo posted on Facebook Friday they were able to get out of the building safely and that they were doing okay. The posted that they were waiting to confirm the condition of their building but appreciated the outpouring of support they'd received from concerned citizens.

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