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Store officials predicted it would take at least two months to repair the supermarket at the end of Van Brunt Street. At the height of the hurricane's fury, the first floor filled up with about four feet of water, destroying equipment and merchandise and knocking down aisles of products, workers said.This is bad news for a wide range of Red Hook residents, from the people living in the Fairway building's luxury apartments (like Michelle Williams and Jason Segel) to the 240 locals who make up the bulk of the store's workforce. At least the Post closes on a hopeful note: Ikea, which managed to survived the storm in good condition, will be hiring displaced Red Hook workers November 12th and 13th.
· Fairway will be out of commission for 'way more than a month' [Brokelyn]
· Grocery's jobs water-bogged [NYP]
· Surveying Red Hook's Retail After the Storm [Racked NY]