A recently widowed, 81 year old, long time Melrose business owner lost everything he had during the George Floyd protest on May 30, 2020. Rioters broke into the store, looted everything, and set the store on fire causing unrepeatable damage. The store is currently burned to ashes.
The store was the only thing he had to keep him going, he has now lost everything that allowed him to survive. His only source of income was the store, unfortunately insurance is not covering the damages caused by the riot. Not only has he lost his only source of income, now he has no way to pay his rent and other expenses the store has allowed him to pay.