The following "card of thanks" was in the latest edition of the Island Sun News:
Getting a call Saturday morning that the fire alarm was going off
at Traders Store & Cafe and the fire department was being dispatched is a terrifying way to begin your weekend. The good news is that upon arrival, the Sanibel Fire Department was already
on the scene and had the fire/smoke under control. Their lightning-quick response time minimized the damage so our “down time” is probably a week as opposed to losing the rest of the season.
Our heartfelt thanks to Chief Duncan and all the firefighters who worked so professionally to contain the damage, and to the Sanibel Police Department for their almost ’round-the-clock survellience
of the property during our clean-up and re-construction. We hope to be open for business within the week. Also, huge thanks to our friends, customers, and neighbors for the supportive emails, Facebook posts, water, food and moral support – you’ve helped us so much more than you know during this difficult time. Please come back as soon as we reopen – we’ll need the business!!!
Saturday was the perfect example of the saying, “When everyone else is running out of the burning building, the firemen are running in.”
Joe Archambault, Gretchen Wilson and Roseanne Giorvani, Owners, Traders Store & Cafe