“After the passage of the various experts today, I thought to open in two months, then in a year, but finally, it will be in September, the most realistic date”, confides this Thursday, May 6, 2021, Marlène Boehm, observing the facade of his bakery, and the workers busy on the roof partly burnt by an accidental fire, Sunday evening May 2.
The shopkeeper, still very marked by the disaster of her establishment putting in particular thirteen employees on technical unemployment, finally knows the planning of the rehabilitation of the premises. For now, the experts have reassured the baker on the solidity of the structure.
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But priorities are essential: “The chimney of the neighboring building will be destroyed, because it threatens to collapse. Part of the frame has been consolidated and the roof is being covered. “
Purchase of an oven
It was imperative to protect the bakery and prevent water infiltration during this rainy period. Marlène Boehm drew up an inventory of large materials: “We are going to have to invest in a new bread oven. The pastry oven does not seem to have suffered. “
The businesswoman in Chartres should review her laboratory team this week in order to establish a list of unusable raw material products in order to integrate it into the file of quantified damages, intended for her insurers, for reimbursement.
Thirteen employees unemployed after the fire in the Boulangerie de Marlène building in Chartres
Several days of cleaning will also be necessary in the commercial part of the establishment.
Marlène Boehm then hopes to open in September, even if she will not be able to take advantage of the summer period. And resume its development, she who won, this year, the departmental test of the show The best bakery in France, organized by M6. Three years after the buyout of this business.
Marlène’s bakery, in Chartres, wins the departmental test of the program “The best bakery in France”