Part of Strikes garden centre reopens to public after devastating fire

Good news for the Stokesley centre and customers

Part of the Strikes garden centre ravaged by fire has reopened to the public. Less than a month on from the devastating blaze at the?Stokesley?centre, the plant area has opened its doors again.

Bosses pledged to see the business back up and running as soon as possible after the fire, which destroyed the building, on Friday, April 6.

Despite the efforts of firefighters over many hours,?the landmark garden centre was almost totally burned to the ground?leaving staff and customers devastated.

Customers have since supported the Northallerton branch of Strikes, but will be pleased to see part of the Stokesley business reopen.

A post on its Facebook page on Monday said: ?We are pleased to say that our plant area is now reopen and we also have a range of gardening essentials available.

?It is still early days but the team are looking forward to seeing you all again.?

Pictures show the clean-up operation which has taken place.

The business, just off the A172, was described as being a ?local institution? by those who visited, some on a weekly basis.

The majority of the building, which housed an aquarium and had a large amount of tropical fish, was destroyed in the fire.


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