Alexander’s Grocery & Deli came back from their fire in a big way on Sunday evening. The whole town seemed to accept the Alexander family’s invitation to bring their families and lawn chairs to Al’s parking lot for a celebration to thank the community for its help in their recovery. After a ribbon-cutting, Tim, Betsy, Annie, and Emily Alexander expressed their appreciation for the support of their family, friends, those who rolled up their sleeves to help in the tearing down and rebuilding, and the community-at-large. “You all are our family,” said Betsy. Braving the scorching hot asphalt, the happy diners enjoyed 1855 Black Angus Beef, that will now be available for purchase at Alexander’s—and, according to one local editor, it was tender, delicious, and perfectly cooked. Salad, potatoes, watermelon, music by Band 60 West, and a lot of great fellowship also were on the menu. Welcome back, Al and crew!
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