SANDPOINT, Idaho — One of the businesses destroyed in the Downtown Sandpoint fire has relocated.

The owner of Sandpoint Tattoo and Body Piercing, Michelle Eagan, said finding a new place wasn’t easy, but she was able to find a spot just a couple hundred feet from her original location. It’s underneath China Kitchen just three buildings down from her original shop.

On Feb. 11, a fire destroying two buildings on First Avenue. The Idaho State Fire Marshal ruled the fire accidental. The cause of the fire is unknown. 

“At about 5 o’clock in the morning, they woke me up and told me my business was on fire,” Eagan said.

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The massive fire torched Eagan's old location and three other businesses. Those flames erased years of hard work for Eagan.

"Twenty-six years of my life was in that building. It was a home away from home," she said.

Then she began the process of finding a new spot. Eagan said it was all about finding a place she could afford. But after more than two months of hunting, she was able to secure this space on the backside of First Avenue. 

Tuesday marked somewhat of a rebirth.

"Didn't know if I could do it again. It was pretty scary. But pretty happy at the same time," she said. “I didn’t like having months off. It was not nice. That’s not a vacation to me.”

A half hour before she opened, Eagan had a customer in for a piercing. Another customer made it a point to come in when she heard the news. She first got ink from Eagan over a decade ago.

"I was excited. I was excited for her. Because I know it had to have been devastating to lose her shop," said customer Heather Chapman.