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Family says Tri-City Clothing in Waterloo will make a comeback

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WATERLOO (KWWL) - "Well the business has been here since before I was even thought of," says Sharota Jones.

Her parents, Harry and Renee Carson, own Tri-City Clothing.

Fire destroyed the building on Dec. 1.

When KWWL met Jones at the scene Monday, crews were working on shutting down utilities.

There was still ash in the air.

"All I can say is, a lot of good memories," Jones said. "I've met a lot of people here. It's kind of like family. This community is family."

She says the support has been overwhelming.

"It was more than a clothing store," she said. "It was a hub, a family base for this community. I'm really glad people have been like, 'I'm so sorry' -- we've been getting so much positive feedback."

Her mom is taking it as well as she can, but Jones says her dad is putting on a strong front.

Jones set up an account with Veridian Credit Union called the Tri-City Benefit Fund. 

The bank says anyone can donate by sending cash or writing a check.

"The community has been calling us like, 'Please, please rebuild,'" she said.

She says although the memories of the fire are still fresh, her father wants to come back better than before.

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