Photo by Julia Reischel.
The banner says it all: The CVS on Bridge Street in Margaretville is once again open for business. The pharmacy reopened on Friday, with a gloriously sunny May day to mark the occasion.
It's been almost two years after the Irene floods on August 28, 2011 destroyed the pharmacy, leaving little more than a pile of collapsed wreckage where it stood. The Freshtown grocery store next door, also heavily damaged in the floods, took almost nine months to repair, and reopened in May of 2012.
Evidence of the flood's passage can still be seen in parts of downtown Margaretville, especially on Main Street just east of the Cheese Barrel. But most of the village's storefronts have reopened, and it's business as usual on most of Margaretville's Main Street. With the iconic Bridge Street CVS no longer under construction, the village is beginning to look like its old self again -- and just in time for summer.