Help Re-Open the Spritely Bean

$5,200 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 121 people in 41 months
Hello, Everyone!

My name is Addam, and I'm the owner of a small indie comics cafe called, The Spritely Bean, located in southeast 59th and Powell Blvd, in Portland, Oregon. My wife and I (along with our newly born daughter, Penelope, at the time), decided to start this business because we wanted to sell creator owned comics from small independent publishers, as well as individual comic artists. Not only do we provide customers with unique comics, we strive to serve high quality food and beverages made from local ingredients, local coffee roasters, and bakery, giving our customers an experience they'll enjoy and come back for many years to come. We have been blessed to have so many friends and family members help us out as we prepared to open our doors last December, 2014. 

As we were nearing our 10 month mark of being open for business, on the early morning of October 15th, 2015, a tall hooded figure,, decided to use a hatchet and bust out the glass of our front door, and proceeded to go straight to the ordering area, and started hacking away at our equipments, cash drawer, POS system as well as other furnitures. They did this rather quickly to get what they could, and escape without being caught. We were contacted by the Portland Police Officer, who told us a good samaritan reported the find as they were walking past our business. This is definitely heartbreaking to us. We felt a sense of loss and anger as we witnessed our little cafe being burglarized as well as destroyed by an individual who had no moral care on how it would affect us- a small, independent business, that relied on what we had to function properly. To us, it felt personal, but we know to them, it was simply grab what was of value to get some quick cash.

Within less than half the day of posting on social media of what had happened, we were brought to tears as to how much love and support the communities have shown us of this unfortunate event. We know our business insurance will not cover all of the cost for the stolen and property destruction, and with being a newly operating business, this souless act of anothers' greed is what we are left to cleanup after.  

We are asking for some help to allow us cover the cost of replaced damaged property and stolen equipment, as well as allow us to be able to ease the stress of what most small business face in their first few years. Every little bit helps, and even if we don't get to our goal, believe us when we say, we are thankful for the outpour of support, love, and well wishes.

We, the owners of the Spritely Bean, sincerely thank you, and thank you for taking the time to read this campaign.

Addam, Huynh & Penelope.
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Goodness! Thank you so much, Everyone! We have met our goal, and without all of your help, we wouldn't have been able to open our doors in such a short time after being burglarized last Thursday. We are so grateful to see how much support we have from our friends, family, our community near and far! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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It's great to be open after the burglary ordeal. Our glass door is fixed, and we are able to get a few things to help make business run smoothly, but there are a few stuff that will take some time before we get it.

Again, we want to say THANK YOU so much to everyone who shared our story, donated as well as came into the cafe and supported our business. No words can truly describe to you all the overwhelming gratitude we have. Thank you, so very much!
Open & Ready!
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$5,200 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 121 people in 41 months
Created October 15, 2015
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41 months ago (Offline Donation)
$20
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41 months ago
DH
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Duc Ho
41 months ago

Grateful only the entrance got broken!

GL
$15
Ginnie Lin
41 months ago

You guys made me feel so welcome when I visited! Continue the legacy! ♥

$200
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41 months ago
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41 months ago
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41 months ago
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