Reed’s Automotive Center is making necessary preparations to reopen in February. Weeks after a December 10th fire destroyed much of Dick Reed’s automotive business he is well on his way to reopen in early 2010. Reed said after another visit by the fire marshal on January 7th he will be able to tear down the damaged portion of the building and begin to rebuild. Reed has gotten permission from his insurance company to clean up the front of the building and reopen. He hopes to be able to do radiators and small diagnostics by early next week, and be back open for business as usual by the first of February. City of Knoxville Zoning Administrator, Cindy Glick says that Reed has full support from the city and needs only to file for the necessary permits before he will be able to reopen.