You’ve got to give it to the private sector. When you need something done, it gets done. Take the DAR company, which suffered a horrific fire October 8 that destroyed its main store, beauty salon, seamstress operation, warehouse and apartments.
As of last Saturday, DAR store was back in business. Merchandise was out and customers walking in the door even as construction of the quonset-style facility was ongoing.
“This is only temporary,” said DAR owner Charles Takao Domnick Friday. The company had a container full of clothing and related merchandise ready for Christmas that needed to get out for sale. “We need to generate some revenue,” Domnick added.
Meanwhile, an older building ocean side of the quonset hut new mainstore was renovated to accommodate the dress making shop, which has since the fire been housed in the DAR Cafe’s VIP room. The seamstress team moved into the newly renovated facility a few days ago, freeing DAR’s VIP room for restaurant service again.
Ten weeks after the devastating fire, DAR isn’t yet firing on all cylinders. But it’s at least in third gear, with more in the pipeline, including new apartments.
Read more about this in the December 28, 2018 edition of the Marshall Islands Journal.