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When you’re taking a look down the principle avenue within the Village of Gagetown, you’ll discover not many companies are open.

“Everyone has had a difficult time because this is normally the beginning of our season. This is the big weekend,” explains native service provider Thane Mallory.

Thane Mallory owns a restaurant nestled on the banks of the Saint John River, however he’s not working in that kitchen proper now.

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He’s been closed for two-and-a-half weeks following the large flood earlier this month. Many different enterprise homeowners are in the identical boat — they usually say staying financially afloat hasn’t been simple.

As a consequence, companies on Front Street took issues into their very own arms and began the “Farmers’ Market Recovery Program.” Merchants will arrange gadgets outdoors of their companies.

“There are lots of the businesses that are just trying to make some money to generate some cash flow to keep going to get us through because everything takes time with recovery,” says Mallory.

Though the water ranges have receded, there’s no telling when among the retailers might be again of their companies.

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“We don’t have any other job that is our main income, so until we can get reopened, we’re hoping that the Department of Health will maybe speed things along to get us open again, but we basically have no income until we can reopen,” says Julie Baglole-Keenan, who operates a grocery retailer in Gagetown.

The Farmers’ Market will run each weekend till companies on Front Street get again up and operating.

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