Monday, November 28, 2022
A Portland, Oregon, clothing shop permanently shut down this month after facing a string of break-ins that has left the store financially gutted, according to a note posted to the front of the store.
"Our city is in peril," a printed note posted on Rains PDX store reads, according to KATU2. "Small businesses (and large) cannot sustain doing business, in our city's current state. We have no protection, or recourse, against the criminal behavior that goes unpunished. Do not be fooled into thinking thatinsurance companies cover losses. We have sustained 15 break-ins ... we have not received any financial reimbursement since the 3rd."
The store's owner Marcy Landolfo said that after 15 break-ins over the last year and a half, the business can't survive the financial burdens the crimes have cost the shop.
"The problem is, as small businesses, we cannot sustain those types of losses and stay in business. I won't even go into the numbers of how much has been out of pocket," she said.
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