AID Marsh Harbour assessing options to reopen

AID Marsh Harbour assessing options to reopen

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Automotive & Industrial Distributors Ltd (AID) president Jason Watson says the company is eyeing the possibility of a partial reopen of its ‘severely damaged’ Abaco store.

AID’s Marsh Harbour store completely flooded and half of the building reduced to ‘rubble’ due to the passage of Hurricane Dorian.

Watson told Eyewitness News Online he visited the site with a contractor last Thursday to explore the possibility of reopening at least a portion of the building in the interim.

“The AID Marsh Harbour store was severely damaged,” Watson said.

“Roughly half of the building is rubble and the entire building was flooded, destroying all contents. I visited on (Thursday) with a contractor and I am waiting on his report on what options there are for using the portion of the building that is still structurally intact while rebuilding the side that was torn apart.”

AID provides automotive, household, hardware, and industrial products and has locations in New Providence; Grand Bahama; Abaco; Eleuthera; Andros and Exuma.

Last week, Krista Albury, a director of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce recently stressed that the Abaco business community is facing a ‘catastrophic challenge’ in the wake of the monster storm.

“Over 90 per cent of businesses in Abaco have been completely destroyed,” Albury said.