May 21, 2020: Remy Battery, the family-owned battery and battery accessories retailer in Milwaukee, US, said on May 18 it expects to be back up and running after a fire destroyed part of its HQ and retail premises in February.
The pandemic has caused some delays in making insurance claims, but the firm says the old building has been completely cleared out in preparation for the re-build.
“We hope that these issues will be resolved as states begin to eliminate restrictions,” the company said.
The fire, in which no one was hurt, broke out at one of two premises owned by Remy Battery, which was founded in 1931 and has had the shop at Lincoln Avenue since 1947. It tore through the firm’s shop and HQ, which at the time was closed indefinitely. Luckily much of the firm’s inventory was in a separate warehouse.
“We are projecting that we will have our original retail building stocked with new product and back up and running by the end of fall,” the firm said.
No update was given as to the cause of the fire.