Mall to reopen today after power restored

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WATCH: Tornado damage on North Fairfield in Beavercreek

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UPDATE @7 a.m.

The Mall at Fairfield Commons will reopen today at 10 a.m. after power was restored.

Food services will be limited.

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The Mall at Fairfield Commons will be closed today due to an electric outage in the area surrounding the Beavercreek mall.

Mall officials said today they could not determine when the shopping destination would open again. They said a KidX event scheduled for Friday has been cancelled.

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Dozens of businesses in Beavercreek were affected by Monday’s tornado, and the Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce is trying to help them recover.

“The chamber is in recovery mode at this point,” said Amanda Byers, president/CEO of the Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce. “We’re collecting water, nonperishable food items, hygiene items as well as boxes. We’re distributing as we see the need.”

Byers said there are sections around the Mall at Fairfield Commons that are still inaccessible. She said the chamber is working to build a list of businesses and properties that were damaged, destroyed or otherwise affected by the storm.

Boxes are needed by residents and business people to store or transport files to new spaces.

Byers said businesses are helping other businesses, and the Beavercreek Office Suites is an example.

The office building on Col. Glenn Highway at Grange Hall Road is opening up conference room space and office rooms to accommodate businesses that need not only space to work, but telephone and internet services.

Beavercreek Office Suites Manager Monique Reeves said they have already opened up space for 10 employees of a business where their building was heavily damaged.

“Luckily our building was not hit. We didn’t suffer any damage. We saw that as an opportunity to help any businesses in the area that were effected,” Reeves said.

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