Subway in downtown Raleigh reopens after May riots
Subway announced Wednesday its decision to ban the open carry of weapons at all restaurants, even in states where open carry is allowed.
you can pick up this one. No. No one picks up any much social. Okay. Good morning, folks. My name is Timothy Man. On behalf of Subway, I welcome you here this morning. All of us in North Carolina subway group are really proud of what's happened here in the last three weeks. Rashid had a situation here at the store in a in a process that usually takes three months. We had a complete team effort. Our contractors, all of our subway vendors, the city of Raleigh, the local police department to pitch together and rebuild this store. And we're here today to celebrate that and also to celebrate Rashid Saleh Hot who as the franchise owner of this restaurant has not only showed remarkable resilience to our brand, but also to the downtown rally community. So thank you for being here today. This this reopening of the subway restaurant is an inspiration to not only subway and not only to Rolly, but also to the state of North Carolina in the country that through adversity we're going to persevere and prevail. I now I'm gonna turn over to Gerald Gibbons. Gerald, like a champion. Good morning, everybody. I'm Gerald Givens, president of the Rally APICS in Double A CP A few weeks ago, the night after we saw some things that happened here in our city. I came down to take a look at it for myself, and I walked inside into this subway and I saw Rashid and he told me what happened to his store When I saw that tear come down, his eyes rolling down his face, I knew that the end of a lacy peak had to do something. And I ask for permission if we could help out with that situation. And he said yes. So then we put a call out to the community, those who could sweet, they swept those who could lift equipment. They live, those who could donate, they donate. And here we are today, at the grand opening of this subway. She is a good man. He takes care of the community. He takes care about HBC use, he take care of our first responders, and we're very proud to be able to make sure that his store is open for the people who work down here downtown and especially for those who are homeless. We always take care of every single time when they come in need. So saying all of that to say this today is about a celebration. It's about happiness. It's a testament toe. Our fortitude as a nation that when Americans see something wrong, we do some about it and we fix brushy. Congratulations. Thank you. All right. Next up is past the mark. He's gonna go here to give us a word. Thank you. Good morning, Mark. Vast Kinsella's compassion is a powerful word and the only requirement for compassion is a loving heart. Today we see the merge of compassion and love As many individuals and organisations came together for this reopening. So we are grateful to be part of this journey with Mr Right Rashid Saleh had and we thank on and give him the glory. Thank you. Good morning. I'm Chief Cassandra Deck Ground with Rally Police Department. At the onset of the riot, we saw devastation downtown and many hearts were broken, including the rally police departments, friendships and relationships surpass the damage and the impact of what we've seen in our community. And it was that friendship in that relationship that brought people together the love and the compassion that we heard about two revealed and to restore. But the relationship goes so far beyond this corner with Rashid in the rally, police department and way could be nowhere else this morning. Then to be here with our friend, a very strong community supporter of showing what community looks like as we celebrate the reopening and what we also show was just how strong our community use and what endurance truly looks like and what compassion and the heart of a person looks like. So thank you for inviting me, but more so, thank you all for being here and supporting restoration, but supporting community and please continue to support. As as he he has opened the door for the rest of our communities here and the entities in our community to rebuild and restore. So please continue to support the rebuilding in our city of what happened that night. Thank you. Good morning. I'm Mohammed Abu Talib, Theme Emma, religious leader of the Semi Association of Raleigh. It's hard to put the words the change in emotion to have been in this very corner just weeks ago, seeing the state of our city and the devastation a very difficult moment here at this store, but also across the area. And now today, with this gathering, I see a symbol of resilience and strength of our community and a lot of hope for what is to come. Many of you may be meeting Rashid for the first time. If I had to put the character of Rashid in one sentence, I would say when there's something that needs to be done, he is the 1st 1 to step forward for others on the very last one to seek credit That was particularly hard for me was a brother and a friend to see the devastation that was visit upon his store. Although he is one of the pillars of this community now, seeing that this is a product not of one person out of one organization, not of one group but of an entire collective gives me great hope for the future of our city and for the healing and hard work on compassion and togetherness that is to come, You know, in our tradition, there's a statement that I believe is lived out in this moment that none of you truly completes their faith until they love for another what they love for themselves. And in that moment I recognized that machine has lived that for so many times in so many places with such a diverse gathering, not all the same faith, not all the same color, not all all of them sharing just one thing that common humanity that binds us together. In that moment, I felt fear, apprehension and concern. Though I did not say it to him because seeing the impact of the damage, I didn't really know how we're going to step forward and love for our brother what he has loved for us so many times. The answer came in the efforts that were much greater than one person, one individual, one group. It was by the coming together off this entire community that this pillar of our community stands once more and that we hope that continued success and prosperity and compassion visits the heart on the home and the place of work for every member of this city and this country and beyond. So I say, Congratulations, Rasheed, not just to you, but to our entire community and city and praying and hoping for continued resilience and strength. to come. Thank you. Good morning, everybody. It's about a month ago. I was here so sad. Just sit in a dark inside the store here And gentlemen walk to me Said Hey, RC, what's up? Uh how can we help Then? I saw a light. There's somebody care on. Um I couldn't believe what has happened to my store, but for my love to the community, into the people, It's I rise up And I said I'm over. I'm gonna overcome this and people around me Give me the encouragement. Money is not everything. Money. You're not seeking money at all. What build you out would make you stronger. Is the people around you? All the money was donated to us will be given back to the community. Not a single Benny will be kept in my pocket. My family right here. My friends, my son daughter. All here they want to through a lot Those best 30 days, their days on the run, keeping the store open. I think the construction company who came out of down from Illinois do this construction assed fast as they can. I think the law enforcement that city Frawley the first responder who called me and help me and everything I needed answered many questions. I think the local subway office with all the stuff just they were at serious Thank Mark Remark. I think the Islamic Association Frawley on all others. Forgive me if I forget somebody. I thank my neighbors, banks, the insurance company, their landlord, the old, great people to work with. If I did not see the light at the end of the tunnel, I would have Kribel on Do not move. But that encouraged me to overcome this. And that's what you see from darkness to the light and invite all of you have free meal on me today, all of you. There's no problem. We can make the money later. We can make the money later. All I can say on thank you all Thank you to all the news reporter who came around and I just overwhelmed Andi with the support I get from our community. I don't want to forget to thank the manufacturer, the vendors, the subway headquarter office, and and get out to get on. Everybody helping me. Help me to go through this other businesses. Sheriff Department, Police Department, Far Department all of you. Ah, the mayor, Mr Huber, the governor and everybody. So thank you all for coming and being here with me this morning. Celebrate this moment. Let's go. Hide on. Have. Yeah, That's how he got something off. I'm sorry. Go ahead. Thank. All right. Talking about man. We are today presenting Mr Saleh hat with a plaque as we celebrate today. The reopening of this up. Thank you, Ali. Come on, get in this. You gotta come on. All right, By the way, my my Children, I volunteer for the community all the time. I take it off from my community, producing my volunteer hours. 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