Greene Café scarred by fire, humbled owners pledge to re-build

GREENE – The quaint Village of Greene remains in shock today as that gravity of disastrous blaze that ravaged a centuries old downtown building the housed two businesses and at least one tenant family above.

More than 100 Firefighters and emergency personnel including Chenango County Fire Coordinators and inspectors descended upon 41 Genesee Street in the Greene Village shortly before 10 a.m. Friday morning.

Grappling with the gravity of the loss, The Village Café owner Erica Fleming said “I am beyond overwhelmed by this tragic event,” and that she has never experienced the feeling she felt Friday.

“You're worried about everyone. Your tenants, your neighbors, the neighboring businesses, what they're going through. Is everyone okay?,” said Fleming.

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