EAST MCKEESPORT (KDKA) – Three weeks after a fire ripped through an East McKeesport flower shop, the owner has found a way to keep the business running. Mary Lechliter-King, owner of Lea's Floral Shop, said they tried to work out of their garage but needed more space. READ MORE: Pa. Resources Council Holds Household Chemical Collection Event In North Park They're now creating flower arrangements in the East McKeesport Senior Citizen Community Center. She said it's all thanks to her supportive community. It's time to plant new beginnings after flames ripped through Lea's Floral Shop on April 10. Lechliter-King said the second floor is destroyed but they were able to save some items on the first floor. "The store is pretty much gutted now; we have to start over," Lechliter-King said. "We thought we would be able to save some stuff from upstairs and pretty much 90 percent is in a dumpster." On the morning of April 10, a neighbor alerted Lechliter-King and her employees the shop was on fire then the flames spread to an apartment. A cat didn't make it out of the fire. Lechliter-King cherishes the memories of how the shop bloomed 62 years ago. "These are… Read full this story
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