It was not unexpected. But it is a blow nevertheless.
BAE, a major employer in my neighborhood, is leaving due to the flood. Whether they are going to stay here in the area or pull up stakes all together may be the other shoe getting ready to drop.
Today, I saw electricity on in most of the building for the first time.
It hurts to hear the news officially, because until now, there was always hope.
To the people who use the bus stop in front of the facility (a lot of them Aldi shoppers - see my other post for today) BAE always did a great job at snow removal. That's really important in an area that gets 80-100 inches of snow a year. Now the sidewalk will be an icy mess in the next few (or fewer) weeks.
After all that work to restore the property.....