WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - As the four year anniversary of the Sofa Super Store disaster approaches, the city is working to turn the site into a memorial for the nine Charleston firefighters who died there.
Long-term plans for a permanent memorial and fire department building where the store once stood are unfunded and still years away. But in the meantime, the city is creating a grass-covered landscaped site with memorial markers for the 9.
Once the work is complete, there will be a 25 foot flagpole with an etched storyboard at the base of the flag.
There will be diamond plated site markers and several benches around the site.