"It was a mess," said Joe De Candia, owner of Lenny's Clam Bar.
The restaurant lost power for about three weeks, but De Candia
said they immediately started making repairs, which were paid for out-of-pocket.
After the power returned it took another two weeks before they had a partial reopening.
"We were limping but we were able to reopen," De Candia
But because of Sandy, Lenny's
was able to come back bigger and better.
The gym next door, Better Bodies Fitness for Women, wasn't able to rebuild so De Candia
bought the property and expanded the restaurant and added a party room.
also shifted the bar to make it bigger.