After a Fire Destroyed Their Store, the Amish Community Market in Unity Reopens Today
The fire was a complete and total loss.
The Amish Community Market and Bakery was destroyed last January by a fire. It was a total loss and the owners, speaking to News Center Maine revealed they had no insurance for the building or the contents.
But they sort of did have insurance. The community support is their insurance. Volunteers helped the Amish rebuild hoping to open in May, they will finally be opening today for the first time since the fire.
The store is the main income for about 50 members of the Amish community, so it was a huge loss. But this market and bakery are loved by Unity Maine and they came together and raise the funds and manpower needed to rebuild.
The market is open but according to WABI5, the donuts they are famous for won't be available until next week. They aren't quite done with the bakery, but they will have cookies and other baked goods.
The Bangor Daily News wrote just three weeks after the fire left the store in a smoldering pile of rubble, that the market was well underway being rebuilt. The owner Caleb Stol said that even though they didn't have insurance, the Amish community usually helps each other. But he was surprised by donations from people who aren't Amish. He told the Bangor Daily News in late January,
People are being very, very helpful. I don’t have a way to adequately thank the people who have responded.
Of course, you do. Get that bakery up and running and make those donuts that make us drive to Unity, Maine!