Management at Viking Plaza is extending an offer to all businesses that were impacted by the fire in downtown Alexandria on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

They can move into the mall, rent-free, with no payments for a year and no lease commitments or obligations after that.

"It's just a way to show our commitment and support to the community that has supported us over the years during the good times and the bad," said Scot Snitker, national portfolio manager for the owners of the mall, Lexington Realty International. "I felt it was a way for these businesses to continue to produce revenue and provide employment for their respective staffs."

For more information, contact Snitker at or 320-491-1387.