Fire damages Concord’s Fritz and Gigi’s, Churchill Flowers
The below update is from Stephanie Stillman, Executive Director of the Concord Chamber of Commerce. For additional info, go to the Concord Journal’s story about the fire.
As many of you may already know, another long-loved Concord business has suffered a loss due to a fire. Fritz and Gigi: The Children’s Shop, formerly Kussin’s, was the site of an overnight fire which caused damage to the structure along with much smoke and water damage to the building and the store inventory.
As Louisa, Karen, Fritz and their families sort out the damage, we hope that we can provide support to them.
A fund has been set up at Cambridge Trust Company to help with efforts for the store to reopen as soon as possible. Donations may be sent to:
Fritz and Gigi Special Account
Attn: Carol Bartalussi
Cambridge Trust Company
75 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742
Another way to support the family would be to cast your vote for the Orchard House in their current efforts to receive the 2009 Partners in Preservation Award, honoring commitment to restoring places that matter. The Kussin family are direct descendants of Louisa May Alcott and the Orchard House is another building they all dearly love. They would be touched by your votes for the Orchard House. You may vote at http://www.louisamayalcott.org/.
Churchill Flowers Design Studio also suffered some smoke damage.
Thank you for your support of Concord business!