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Nelson's Speed Shop reopens after 2nd fire

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- The owner of a Montcalm County business that has twice been destroyed by fire says he isn't giving up.

In 2001, Nelson's Speed Shop was targeted by arsonists. Last month, another fire destroyed the business.  State and federal investigators have not ruled out arson as a cause of the latest fire.

Owner Jack Nelson says he will rebuild. In fact, his Montcalm Township shop is open for business.

Nelson is taking orders in person while power and phone lines are restored, and vehicle repairs are being done in the shop's two other warehouses. Nelson's outdoor showroom is also open, and plans are still in place to host the traditional snow show at the end of august.

"I'd just like to say thank you to all of the customers and the outpouring from friends and cards we've gotten," says Nelson. "Everybody's been supporting us, and looking forward to going forward and taking care of our customers."

Crews hope to clear the rubble within the next ten days so rebuilding can begin. Nelson hopes to have his new shop open for business by late winter.