Rowdy "neighbors" force new downtown restaurant to close | Crime
Today's Spokesman-Review reports Beignets is closing after just three months in business. The reason? Owner Judie Sowards says a group of young homeless people have been harassing diners at the downtown restaurant.
“They have been right across the street from me and literally for the last month they have been chanting, making horrible gestures and noises and just hurting the business horribly,” Sowards said. “We’ve had so many customers say that if this continues they weren’t going to be back and they meant it. Our business has gone down 75 percent.”
Sowards says she understands the kids need someplace to go, but their behavior is costing 34 people their jobs. To read the full story, click here.