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Evil Will Not Prevail

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Evil will not prevail.  It will not win; not at Azana Spa.

It was a little more than a month ago that Radcliffe Haughton walked into the spa loaded with hatred and unloaded on his wife Zina and six others. Zina and two others were shot to death by Haughton.  Witnesses say it was a gruesome scene in a place where people go to relax and rejuvenate.

There were questions about whether or not the spa would re-open. Will people feel comfortable walking back into a place where so many bad things happened? Will customers be able to relax?

Spa owner Tami Gemmell says re-opening has never been a question. "We're excited to say the remodeling is on schedule and we will reopen on December 1st.".

As a matter of fact, the spa will be selling Purple Gift Cards. A chunk of the sales will go to helping the victim's families.

It won't be easy for the Azana employees to return to the place where their friends died.  It won't be easy for some Azana customers to return to the scene of so much carnage. I give Gemmell and her team a lot of credit.

Evil will not prevail; not at Azana Spa.


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