Signs of life emerge on Long Beach Island as some businesses remain closed

While some Sandy-stricken businesses have chosen not to rebuild, others are continuing to reopen. On Long Beach Island, there are signs of recovery as landmarks

While some Sandy-stricken businesses have chosen not to rebuild, others are continuing to reopen.

While some Sandy-stricken businesses have chosen not to rebuild, others are continuing to reopen. (3/28/13)

LONG BEACH ISLAND - While some Sandy-stricken businesses have chosen not to rebuild, others are continuing to reopen.

On Long Beach Island, there are signs of recovery as landmarks like Fred's Beach Haven Diner open to the public.

At Farias Surf and Sport, employees elevated the merchandise 2-3 feet off the floor, never expecting water levels to reach more than 4 feet during the superstorm.

"We just rebuilt this store five years ago, so here we are rebuilding it again," owner Brian Farias says. "But everyone here, this community, is really resilient. This isn't going to push us away."

Farias has opened a temporary shop to pay for renovations on the LBI stores.
 

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