Shop owner: 'I'm still looking at this with disbelief' after fire destroys storefront

The shop has been in Jackson Bluff for eight years
Posted at 7:50 PM, Jul 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-22 07:00:15-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - — A Tallahassee business owner is having to start over from scratch after flames broke out early Sunday morning.

The fire department said an electrical fire caused ADL Custom Apparel to go up in flames. It destroyed everything inside the shop, amounting to about $10,000 worth of damage.

The shop has been in the Jackson Bluff location for eight years. The owner said the business means everything to him and the loss hasn't been easy.

"I'm still here and I'm looking at this with disbelief," said Shop Owner Roderick Davis. "I can't believe that this is really, truly, happening to me. But through my faith, I know that it's for a reason and I can't see it now. It's the only thing that keeps me grounded and keeps me going, but it hurts. It hurts a whole lot."

Davis said he'll continue to sell online while he works to rebuild the store front.