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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.

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"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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I see this "small shop closing" in the news recently, and alot more frequently, usually in San Francisco but not always.

It's sad really, the repercussions are huge and long term. I'm glad I lived during a time when it was a wonderful place to visit. Millennials will never know what it was like.

I am surprised Lumpers didn't come on this thread and trash the source, they must know its true.

#1 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-11-28 10:22 AM | Reply

"15 break-ins? That sounds like a choice."

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-11-28 10:30 AM | Reply

"I am surprised"

Know-it-all's always are, when they learn they don't really know-it-all

#3 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2022-11-28 11:10 AM | Reply

Everyone's heard of a One Trick Pony.

But here on the DR, we have a One Lump Pony.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-11-28 11:12 AM | Reply

SNOOFY

Or, considering the source, a one string banjo.

#5 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-11-28 11:18 AM | Reply

Yea liberals.

You did it.

#6 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2022-11-28 02:28 PM | Reply

We have sustained 15 break-ins

After the first break in they should have figured out how to better secure their place of business.

After the 3rd break in you have to assume the store owners would prefer to be victimized and seek attention for it.

Also. Looks like they are expecting the government to solve all their problems.

Meanwhile, the conservatives response would be to gut the city of all its financial resources and drive out business altogether.

Like every other failed conservative run state.

#7 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-11-28 02:43 PM | Reply

-After the first break in they should have figured out how to better secure their place of business.

There are 2 solutions you'll see implemented

1. Close
2. Move outside of the crime ridden area.

You understand this wasn't a problem until recently, right?

You're going to criticize the business owners?

#8 | Posted by eberly at 2022-11-28 03:21 PM | Reply

-Also. Looks like they are expecting the government to solve all their problems.

You're having a problem with tax paying business owners expecting police to do their jobs?

#9 | Posted by eberly at 2022-11-28 03:28 PM | Reply

"You're having a problem with tax paying business owners expecting police to do their jobs?"

I have a problem with your line of reasoning.
The police have no duty to serve or protect.
You shouldn't expect them to.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-11-28 03:55 PM | Reply

Faux "Business". Ginning up the rubes like country bumpkin BoJangles. Here's a tip, dumbfuq. Stay out of Oregon.

#11 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-11-28 06:59 PM | Reply

Portland ranks No. 9 among U.S. cities for starting a small business, study says - Wednesday, May 4th 2022

Hm.

katu.com

#12 | Posted by YAV at 2022-11-28 07:08 PM | Reply

Portland ranks No. 9 among U.S. cities for starting a small business

Especially if it's a coffee shop or strip club. :-)

#13 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-11-28 07:11 PM | Reply

Dispensary or donuts. You really need to educate yourself.

#14 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-11-28 07:52 PM | Reply

"A printed note"

Sound super legit!

No surprise the usual DR know-it-all brain trust hitch's their wagon of despair to it. Portland is practically ablaze LOL

Good grief

#15 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2022-11-28 08:07 PM | Reply

No surprise that crime is high in a country that has a worse poverty rate (which is the major associative cause of poverty) than.... wait for it... Mexico.

Of the top 25 nation economies, the US is dead last, at #25.

The Top 5 low poverty rate countries?

I'll let you guess.

#16 | Posted by Corky at 2022-11-28 08:20 PM | Reply

the major associative cause of crime... not poverty

who's editing this thing, anyway?

#17 | Posted by Corky at 2022-11-28 08:22 PM | Reply

#10 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Just curious why do you think we pay taxes?

To make things "fair"?


Hm.
katu.com

#12 | POSTED BY YAV

San Francisco, Austin, and Minneapolis took the top three spots, and our neighbors to the north " Seattle " ranked 7th on the list. Portland edged out Denver, which landed in 10th place.

LMAO you don't get it do you?

This site is full of morons, and Yav you are the king of morons.

#18 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-11-28 10:12 PM | Reply

Given your stature as one of the biggest morons on this site I shall allow your worship of me as your King. For now.

#19 | Posted by YAV at 2022-11-28 10:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"This site is full of morons"
#18 | POSTED BY ONEIRONAUT

If by "morons" you mean "lazy Russian trolls" , then yes.

#20 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-11-28 10:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

After the first break in they should have figured out how to better secure their place of business.

#7 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK AT 2022-11-28 02:43 PM | FLAG:

Dave Chapelle - Victim Blamer

#21 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2022-11-29 01:56 PM | Reply

Hm.

#12 | POSTED BY YAV AT 2022-11-28 07:08 PM | FLAG:

San Francisco, Austin, and Minneapolis are the top 3. The first 2, sure, if you are a tech startup. A mom & pop though? You can't afford the rent anymore.

Minneapolis actually has really fast coast to coast shipping. My unionized warehouse workers are top notch. You just have to be able to handle -40 F temps... which I can't, so I work from Houston instead.

#22 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2022-11-29 02:00 PM | Reply

More FOX bull manure. More Boax manure.

Manure is all these pathetic righties have and that includes that idiot "oneironarse".

#23 | Posted by Angrydad at 2022-11-29 02:06 PM | Reply

#7

Ah, the old "blame the victims" card.

#24 | Posted by madbomber at 2022-11-29 02:47 PM | Reply

#19 | POSTED BY YAV

TL;DR. I got nothing.

#25 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-11-29 04:04 PM | Reply

We've known that for like forever, dopey.

#26 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-11-29 05:38 PM | Reply

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