Saturday, January 16

road work

East 1st partially reopens, but damage already done for local bakery

East 1st partially reopens, but damage already done for local bakery

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VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Things are slowly getting back to normal along East 1st Avenue if you drive that route in Vancouver. It’s been partially re-opened between Rupert and Nanaimo, and is expected to fully re-open on Friday now that that phase of gas line work is complete. While it’s welcome relief for commuters, a local bake shop is still trying to recover from impacts the closure has had on the business. Cassia Bake Shop was forced to close down temporarily because of the construction, and it turns out bouncing back is no easy task. “We have to reorganize again, right?” General Manager Marcela Nielson says. “We lost staff so we need to rehire and it’s been a challenge. We hope we can get back to normal once we open, but we are not sure what’s going to happen as we’ve be