Lending a helping hand to downtown Jonesboro business owners

Lending a helping hand to downtown Jonesboro business owners
File image July 31 (Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Business owners in Downtown Jonesboro work to begin the cleanup process after a massive fire damaged buildings on the 400-block of Union Street. The fire started Thursday night and lasted into Friday.

The businesses affected include: Eden Medical Spa & Boutique, Noah the Children's Boutique, Black Arrow Tattoo, Matt Silas Architect, Downtown Jonesboro Association, Craighead County Community Foundation and United Way of Northeast Arkansas.

The Downtown Jonesboro Association recommends keeping in touch with the business owners to find out where they have temporarily relocated and to show support.

If you're involved with the Downtown Jonesboro Association or United Way, it's recommended to email the businesses to stay up to date on any meetings or events that may have been rescheduled.

The Downtown Jonesboro Association lists a few ways you can lend a helping hand to the families affected by the fire.

The family that owns one of the lofts involved in the fire also owns Partovi's Gyro & Falafel. They have a disaster relief fund set up on a GoFundMe page where monetary donations can be made anonymously.

Black Arrow Tattoo is also accepting donations on their GoFundMe page

The Downtown Jonesboro Association reported smoke damage in their building and is aiming to resume business this week.

The DJA also advises visitors to observe traffic signs and use caution when traveling down Union Street.

They say the Jonesboro Fire Department has some areas taped off as the cleanup process continues and concerns about a possible collapse rise.

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