The fire was not accidental and the damage significant.
Update #2 — October 24, 2014; 11:15 AM
Good news spotted on Twitter this morning. It looks like Little House Green Grocery should be back on their feet in a couple weeks.
@colorsoloud thanks so much! Yes! We reopen Nov 1 with a grand re opening celebration Nov 9. Stay tuned, we can't wait to see y'all again!
— Little House RVA (@littlehouseRVA) October 24, 2014
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Update #1 — September 18, 2014; 9:37 AM
Little House Green Grocery has a new newsletter that give an intensive update on what has happened, their plan for fixing the grocery and how you can help.
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Original — September 15, 2014
Last week we reported on several fires in the area, including one that hit the Little House Green Grocery. Investigators have ruled that the fire was started by someone and not the result of faulty wiring or some other accidental cause.
Owners Erin and Jess have posted an update on the extent of the damage, including pictures on Facebook.
Here is a comprehensive update of the fire damage that occurred at Little House last Monday night. Investigators ruled the fire to be human caused. While the scope the fire was contained to the area at the back of the store, the ultimate damage to the building and the business is significant.
We will need to rebuild the electrical system, replace the HVAC, repair our roof and ceiling, rebuild our back room, replace lost inventory, and clean the soot out of every nook and cranny of the entire store. This process may take some time, and we are anxious to begin repairs. Your words of kindness have helped us through this difficult week. Thank you for all of your messages, comments, and emails. Stay tuned for ways that you can get involved in our rebuilding.