Brian and Cheri Tajchman are two of the firsts guests to visit The Greenbrier since it opened back up to guests Tuesday, after more than two weeks of flood repairs.
“It was like we were the kings and queens for the night,” Brian Tajchman tells 59News. “Because everywhere you went, everyone was very hospitable and it was like the whole place was to ourself. So it’d be fun to come back when it is going full activity.”
As the Tajchman’s walked into The Greenbrier, they were greeted by one of the resort’s most familiar faces. After 58 years, Frank Mosley has worked at the Greenbrier longer than any other employee there.
He and 1,500 other employees returned to their jobs at the resort Tuesday after being temporarily laid off during the flood repairs.
“That’s the longest I’ve been off of work in the last 58 years,” Mosley says. “I didn’t know how to act, I was like a fish out of water. But I made it and I’m glad to get back now.”
Chef Cheryl Gum also came back to The Greenbrier’s Candy Maker store following her temporary layoff. She says she is happy to see all of the activities and stores at the resort back in business again.
“I love my job for one thing,” Gum says. “And I love making people happy. And what better way than to make chocolate?”
More than 2,000 employees are working at The Greenbrier this summer.
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