CHICAGO (CBS) — Nearly two months after being looted and set on fire during civil unrest in Chicago, Central Camera downtown has a plan to reopen.
On the night of Saturday, May 30, amid violent protests downtown, CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar was on the scene as Central Camera, 332 S. Wabash Ave., was looted and burned.READ MORE: Police Board Orders Firing Of CPD Officer Patrick Kelly, Accused Of Shooting Friend In Head While Off-Duty And Lying About It
De Mar talked with Flesch right there at the scene.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Storms Headed Our Way After Midnight; Damaging Winds And Heavy Rain Possible
“It’s what’s going on, it’s reality, so you deal with it,” he said at the time. “It’s that simple.”
Flesch told De Mar that night he would reopen. And sure enough, Central Camera is opening at a temporary location next door in the beginning of September.MORE NEWS: Bears Proposed Moving From Chicago, Possibly To Gary, In 1995 -- Leading To Huge Fight Between Mayor Richard M. Daley And Team Brass
Central Camera expects a grand reopening at the original location by the end of January.