Gladys Jones

Gladys Jones, owner of Gladys’ Cafe in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, calls out a lucky raffle winner in November 2017. Her cafe is believed to have been completely destroyed in Thursday’s fire at Royal Dane Mall.

ST. THOMAS — Gladys’ Cafe is gone — but not for long.

“I’ll be back, I’m already trying to work on a couple of places, you know,” owner Gladys Jones said Saturday. “I think I’m a pretty fast mover, I try to work on things. I don’t sit around and brood, I try to move on.”

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