Group of storeowners in West Farms given new hope of re-opening

A group of storeowners now have hope of re-opening their businesses after fire officials forced the stores to close due to fire code violations that were ignored by the landlord.

The owners say they are optimistic since fire inspectors returned to the building to inspect the sprinkler systems. If all goes well, fire officials say the stores could re-open by Friday or Monday.

Meanwhile, owners of the businesses have been complaining about their three weeks of lost revenue, while West Farms residents have voiced their discontent about losing the stores' services.

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