Eight businesses on Ambridge Drive in Iroquois Falls are reeling, following an overnight Tuesday window-smashing spree.

OPP Const. Michelle Simard says no building was left untouched, between the Service Ontario-DSSAB office near De Troyes Avenue, and the Guardian drug store at the corner of d’Iberville Avenue.

Melissa Doey owns Back on the Rack, a consignment clothing store at about the halfway mark of the destruction.

“We found a piece of concrete block inside the store,” she says. “ The glass carried through the whole shop.  The concrete block was found halfway through the shop.  They gave it a good toss.”

Doey hopes to reopen her business on Thursday.

Rob Peever patches a hole in the window of Back on the Rack. Photo credit: Jesse Cybolsky, The Enterprise

Const. Simard says the investigation includes canvassing the neighbourhood for video.

“We’re also urging anybody who may have heard something or seen something to call the OPP,” she says.

Back on the Rack’s Doey says the word “devastation” should be reserved for world trauma, but it describes how she’s feeling.

“I’m new.  I just opened in December, and I’m already dealing with this.”

Doey says something like this isn’t supposed to happen in a town like Iroquois Falls, “and you hope it won’t.”

One of eight Ambridge Dr. buildings hit by a window smashing spree, overnight March 19-20, 2019. Photo credit: Jesse Cybolsky, The Enterprise.