A popular Seddon cafe is open for business, thanks to a lot of help from the Marlborough community.
Cozy Corner Cafe owner Linda Horton said she was excited to be back in her normal routine after the earthquake.
She was "so grateful" for all the help she has received from the community as well as amazing service from tradesmen.
"The cafe windows are back in, but have been made smaller at the advice of the engineer."
Mrs Horton was also grateful to family and friends who helped her clean up all the glass after the windows burst. "What was amazing was that all my display stands and working surfaces that have wheels just moved and nothing on them broke.
"Unfortunately I have to pay the first $46,000 of the damage, but this amount is thankfully a lot less than the original excess amount they gave me." The figure was 5 per cent of the total of her property value, content and business interruption value, she said.
She could not thank PAE builders enough, she said.
They were on site by 8.30am on Monday and ordered her windows that morning.
The cafe reopened on Tuesday. The windows were in by midday, and the final touches made the following morning.
The cafe was closed for five working days and Mrs Horton estimated the loss in turnover alone to be $8000-$10,000, so she was very thankful that it was not any longer.
She also wanted to thank the Marlborough District Council for getting started right away with helping everyone and for allowing free rubbish dumping until September 4.
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