Johnston and Schlichte Back In Business

The Chamber Reports

Fire Last Friday
Back in Business This Week

Last Friday,
a terrible fire at the law offices of Johnstone & Schlichte
destroyed a 100-year old historic building on Pleasant Street; it gutted the
law office and ruined Tricia and Gary Johnstone’s home on the second
floor. The Johnstones lost all of their personal property in the blaze. It
was an awful tragedy for a well-known Gloucester family. At least no one was
seriously injured and the dog was saved.

While the
fire was reported as a total loss, we are pleased to report that the Johnstone
& Schlichte hard drive was stored in a fire-proof safe and the legal files
were saved. The law firm has its records and will be able to resume business

& Schlichte has moved right around the corner to the second floor of the
BankGloucester building on Middle Street in Gloucester. The files have already
been moved into place and office furniture is due for arrival on Tuesday. It
will take most of the week to get things running as before but clients can be
assured that the files are intact and legal services are being quickly
restored. The building reconstruction is already in design. Amazingly, the
original masonry walls are in good shape and construction will be underway
soon. An historic Gloucester landmark will be saved.

We wish
Trish, Gary and Catherine the best. Stop by their new pub ‘Stones’
on Main Street to wish them well. They can be reached at 978-283-1413
or email info.


  • The Schlichte family is a sturdy, savvy lot.
    Resilient and expansive.
    They are the Gloucester we aspire to be.
    Cheers sweet sisters.


  • is there anything they need before insurance kicks in? i would be glad to help or receive inquiries-please advise-thanks


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