SUN PRAIRIE (WKOW) — Next week may be Thanksgiving, but people in Sun Prairie already have something to be thankful for, this is the first weekend Main Street is back open.
Main Street in Sun Prairie has been closed since a a gas explosion destroyed buildings and killed a firefighter back on July 10, 2018.
The closure and blast impacted shops, bars and restaurants in the area.
Saturday, many people were excited to see the downtown start to get back to normal.
“It’s a joy to see all the cars going back and forth and people out moving again,” said Mr. Rudd’s Barbershop Owner, Mark Rudd.
It’s been more than five months since the street has seen traffic.
“It’s been a long process for everybody in Sun Prairie and the businesses and the families that were involved and we’re excited that it’s back open and we can get back to some normalcy,” said The Wire Basket Owner, Cindy.
Despite the excitement of the street opening back up, some owners pointed out that they will never forget Cory Barr. Barr is the firefighter that died in the explosion.