The new year was barely three hours old when business operations drastically altered for Wig-O-Rama, 98 E. Congress St.
Fire erupted in the neighboring space formerly occupied by Grill early on Jan. 1 and consumed the restaurant/bar space that had been vacant since November 2011.
Wig-O-Rama itself suffered minimal water damage – just some leakage into the store directly underneath the rooftop air conditioning system, but owner Myung Kim knew her wig shop wouldn’t be opening any time soon.
“No electricity, no water,” Kim said.
Kim owns the three-space building with Wig-O-Rama, the Grill space, and a bar. Re-opening Wig-O-Rama on Congress is an unknown number of months off, possibly six months, but Kim doesn’t really know.