BY BRIAN RZEPPA
After a fire wiped away the building that was home to Herb Garden and Violeta’s Tailoring, the building’s owners are looking to bring it back better than ever at some point next year.
Purchasing the building in the late 1990s, the Callis family was struck with a few heavy blows during the later portion of last year. Serafim Callis, the patriarch of the family, died in July and just a few months later the building went up in flames.
Kostas Callis, who will be operating the new Trenton site and also runs the Auburn Cafe in Ecorse, noted that the fire, while very damaging, could have been much worse.
“After my father passed away my mother sold their house and she stored a lot of stuff in the building because her new place wasn’t ready to move in yet, Callis said. “When the fire happened we were devastated thinking that all of these heirlooms would be completely destroyed.”
“We later found out that the spot that had all of my mom’s things wasn’t all that affected by the fire. My mom was heartbroken though and I was heartbroken for her, but thankful that no one was hurt.” [Read more…]