Raina's Hopes to Return

As the owners of the gateway property unveil plans for a new commercial building on Humphrey, at least one of their tenants is hoping to return

Following the first Planning Board hearing on a propsed new building for the, the owner of one of the businesses that was burned out by said she is anxiously awaiting news that she will be able to return to Swampscott at the same address.

"I want to rebuild our business up there, as soon as they rebuild the building," said of Raina's Hair Coloring, which also operates a shop in Revere.

"We've still got the store in Revere, and business there has been good," said Morgan. "In fact, some of our Swampscott clients have come down here to see us, but we want to be back up in Swampscott, I miss being across from the beach up there."

Morgan said that her business has lost some clients since the fire, and two of her employees who worked in the Swampscott salon decided to take positions with other stylists and salons in the area, so she lost those employees as well.

"I'm not sure yet, when the new building will be allowed to go forward, I know from talking with the owners that they still have to get their permits, but I really hope that we're able to be back and open up there by next summer," she said. "I'd hate to miss another summer up there."

The Gateway Building was at the corner of Humphrey and Redington streets.


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