Home Depot Celebrates Reopening

By Giovanni Santacroce

Home Depot Celebrates Reopening

November 23, 2011 Updated Nov 23, 2011 at 11:58 AM EST

Town of Union, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A home improvement store reopens after 2 months of recovering from flood damage.

A "board-cutting" (not to be confused with a ribbon cutting) ceremony was held this morning to celebrate the reopening of Home Depot in Westover.

The store has been in repair-mode ever since flood waters damaged the building in September.

The store's 150 employees are back to work.

Along with the celebration, Home Depot gave a $1,000 check to the Family Enrichment Network.

"From day one we went around and told everybody we'll be back," said Rick Schoettler, the store manager, "We're part of this community, and Home Depot has a value of giving back, so we fought our way to open and we're happy we're here."

The store says the opening is just in time for the holidays.

On "Black Friday," Home Depot will be opening early at 5:00 AM.