The city's biggest chocolate factory is back in business, six years after it was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy.
Madelaine Chocolate Company in the Rockaways sustained $50 million in damage when four feet of water rushed into the factory.
The company qualified for government disaster assistance and tax credits, but it was not enough to rebuild.
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They were able to get it done after a $20 million loan from the Small Business Administration.
All 250 employees were able to come back.
"Our average employee was here over 20 years, and we felt an obligation to them to do our upmost, to get back into business and bring them back to work again," said Norman Gold, Co-Owner of Madelaine Chocolate Company.
Chocolate production is already back to pre-Sandy levels, which was 20 million pounds of chocolate annually.