It took 10 days for a local Chick-fil-A to get fully back on its feet following damage from the Dayton area’s Memorial Day tornadoes, but the restaurant near the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek reopened today, June 6.
“The damage we suffered was significant, which led to a 10-day closure, but what we sustained pales in comparison to some of our neighbors,” a spokeswoman for the Chick-fil-A at 2360 N. Fairfield Road told this news outlet. “We are grateful for all the concern and support we’ve received, but we want to remember those who will be dealing with the aftermath of the tornado for months, or even years, to come.”
On the restaurant’s Facebook page announcement of the reopening, the Beavercreek Chick-fil-A said, “Please pardon our dust as we continue to repair the damage we sustained. “ The spokeswoman said she could not provide details on the restaurant’s damage.
Mark Fisher, a 1981 graduate of Ohio State University and a 1976 graduate of Beavercreek High School, is a third-generation Dayton-area resident who has worked for the Dayton Daily News since 1983. He covered higher education and K-12 education accountability issues for nearly 20 years before taking over the food and dining beat in 2006.