Freshtown to open Wednesday morning

One of the Freshtown's iconic wooden bears looks out over a row of grocery carts, lined up and ready for throngs of Margaretville shoppers to descend in the morning. Photo by Lissa Harris.

Margaretville's been waiting a long time for its grocery store to reopen: Almost nine months since epic flooding took it out of commission on August 28, 2011.

Tomorrow, the Freshtown is set to reopen bright and early at 7am, according to a few employees gathered outside the store this evening. The deli won't be back in business until probably later this week, they said -- but after waiting this long, Margaretville can probably go without cold cuts for a few days more.