Ola Cocina closed after 'devastating vandalism'
A popular Mexican restaurant is closed until further notice due to ‘devastating vandalism.’
In a post on Ola Cocina Taqueria’s Facebook page Tuesday staff apologized for the inconvenience. A note on the door the same day said the restaurant is closed after being broken into and vandalized.
Owner Donna Chevrier said she was thinking of calling it quits after thousands of dollars was lost in stolen money and refrigerated food left to rot. Images taken inside the restaurant on Barrette St. in Beechwood show a damaged fryer with the safe inside, a ransacked office and cleaning products thrown all over the floor.
“We’re a small restaurant, we just opened the store, the food store, and ya, we have to start all over,” Chevrier said.
It is believed the suspect or suspects may have entered through a back window that was left broken. A police report has been filed.
Community members have started a GoFundMe page in support of Chevrier.