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Tornado damage (food related) around the Triangle

meatn3 Apr 17, 2011 07:38 PM

Hopefully everyone came through the tornadoes safely. Our house was skipped over, but several neighbors not so lucky....seemed to hit every 3rd house in our area.

What I've seen:

Food Lion and Southern Flavors at Glascock/Raleigh Blvd is completely blocked off due to damage - looks like a lot of broken glass and area seems to be a staging spot for repair crews. The area is still without power.

Capital Blvd. N. of 440: all food facilities seem to have power again and be operational.

I'm hearing (from friends who live there) that downtown is a mess, but I have no specifics.

Earps Seafood on S. Saunders appears to have lost their roof and sign, but the walls are up.

Just an FYI, most Kroger's sell dry ice! It's about $10 per package. I've put some in my freezer and fridge - hopefully it will keep things in the safe zone until power is restored.

We got lucky and were able to snag a hotel room, nice to retreat to civilization after playing pick-up sticks all day!

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    mpjmph May 10, 2011 07:26 AM

    There is an article on the WRAL website covering businesses rebuilding after the tornado. It sounds like Earp's is having a particularly hard time. They have to rebuild entirely, and will have to meet a lot of new building and zoning codes for new construction that were grandfathered for their old building. They do have insurance, which makes me hopeful they can pull through.

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    1. re: mpjmph
      meatn3 May 10, 2011 07:40 AM

      I've wondered how they are doing. I've worried they might just decide to retire.

      Thanks for the info.

    2. meatn3 Apr 27, 2011 10:24 PM

      Southern Flavors is back open! Lights are working at all intersections. Streets are clear, but look like
      logging camps.

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      1. re: meatn3
        Sue in Mt P Apr 28, 2011 06:10 AM

        And here we go again. Batten down meat, see you on the flip flop.

        1. re: Sue in Mt P
          meatn3 Apr 28, 2011 07:57 AM

          These high winds make me nervous these days - hold steady!

          1. re: meatn3
            Sue in Mt P Apr 28, 2011 08:23 AM

            My dog is acting funny. I need some Neese's.

            1. re: Sue in Mt P
              meatn3 Apr 28, 2011 07:40 PM


              Neese's has a product for whatever ails you!

      2. meatn3 Apr 20, 2011 06:05 AM

        Food Lion has reopened according to the neighborhood bulletin board!

        I was downtown yesterday and the area around Moore Sq. and the Capital building seemed like business as usual.

        1. Sue in Mt P Apr 18, 2011 12:13 PM

          I'm so glad to see all y'all on the board today! That looks like it was awful.

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          1. re: Sue in Mt P
            meatn3 Apr 19, 2011 06:16 AM

            Thanks Sue!

            My neighborhood was one of the hardest hit and the scope of the destruction is stunning. The plus side is seeing neighbors getting to know each other better, helping each other and the feeling of times past with everyone hanging outside watching the world go by.

            The aromas have been fantastic - lots of grills fired up as folks try to use up their frozen meats!
            Hopefully power back on by tomorrow.

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              bbqme Apr 19, 2011 08:53 AM

              Best wishes for you guys.

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                LulusMom Apr 19, 2011 08:57 AM

                meatn3, I really admire your attitude - looking on the bright side. I hope that things get better very soon.

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                  Sue in Mt P Apr 19, 2011 12:49 PM

                  I do too! I just heard a piece on NPR about how disasters bring out the good and neighborly behavior in people.

                  meat, y'all can come down here if it doesn't come back on soon.

                  1. re: Sue in Mt P
                    Rory Apr 19, 2011 08:00 PM

                    meatn3 take care & what a great attitude; I had no idea anything was amiss, Carrboro was so calm. I was dead shocked to see the news.

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              sisterbeer Apr 18, 2011 10:38 AM

              Niche in Holly Springs was open with candles!

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                cackalackie Apr 18, 2011 12:15 PM

                On Saturday afternoon, Raleigh Times was open with candlelight. It looked really cool - just added to the atmosphere......Alas, I was craving pork nachos - and the kitchen was unable to prepare any food in the dark!

                Just read that Foundation has power again and will be open tonight.......

                Raleigh Times Bar
                14 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601

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                cackalackie Apr 18, 2011 08:03 AM

                Drove downtown Saturday afterwards - and Sunday. Big Easy and Oxford were open - but Raleigh Times, Spize, Tir Na Nog, and other Moore Square-area restaurants were closed due to lack of power.

                Raleigh Times Bar
                14 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601

                Spize Cafe
                121 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

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                  mpjmph Apr 18, 2011 05:46 AM

                  Thanks for starting this thread. The only restaurant/grocery damage I was aware of was Earps. It was a strange storm - things were mild here in Carrboro, but the winds were blowing the "wrong" way and it was clear to me that the storm was picking up steam... I hope all of the 'hounds in Sanford, Raleigh and parts East are OK.

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