MALVERN, Pa. (CBS) – Out of the ashes of a fire that devastated their business at the height of the Christmas season four months ago, a Chester County couple will reopen this week and give back to the firefighters who put their lives on the line battling the blaze.
The fire destroyed the home of Knots and Weaves in Malvern, so the decorative rug business had to find a new location — just doors away on Church Street. Ironically, their new showroom is located in an old firehouse that dates back to 1899. Tomorrow night, Kerry and Jim Greim (in photo above) will unveil their new gallery and give back to the community who helped them through their rebuilding effort.
“It was devastating to watch, but I think we do have faith that whatever gets thrown our way we will get through it, and we didn’t know what to expect. We didn’t know what the next day would bring.”
The Greims will kick off a month long fundraising effort and donate a portion of their sales to the Malvern and Paoli Fire Companies. One firefighter was seriously injured battling the blaze which started in an apartment above their store. Greim says they’ve overcome an obstacle and they’re thankful no lives were lost.
Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio