Rosewood Crossing stores could be reopening soon

Published: Jan. 25, 2016 at 5:01 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 4, 2016 at 5:01 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Months after they were opened and then abruptly closed after October's devastating floods swept through the area, many of the stores at Rosewood Crossing are still months away from reopening.

RELATED: See photos of October's flooding.

The Marshalls, PetSmart, and Michael's stores on Fort Jackson Boulevard were among the hardest hit businesses when the flood waters of Gills Creek washed through.

Flood waters reached to about 7 feet inside of the stores due to the overflow. The stores celebrated grand openings just 3 months before the flood, sending $13 million down the drain.

RELATED: See photos from the clean-up at Rosewood Crossing.

Crews went to work to renovate the stores just weeks after the floods.

A store official from Marshalls says that store will reopen in April. Michael's, meanwhile, looks to open its doors in March. PetSmart, on the other hand, is still a few weeks out from returning to business.

Residents are anxious to get back inside.

"I am really excited about these stores reopening because it's super convenient coming from Cayce and I just come out and get things done," Daytona Jarman said. "I don't have to go to any of the big mall areas."

"As far as shopping I would go up to Landmark if they have anything, but nothing compares to this," Rubie Briere said.

Products will be going up on shelves starting next week.

As of now, the Kirkland's, and Kay Jewelers have opened. There is even a new nail spa that will be opening soon.

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