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Burglars smash door, break in to Minneapolis juice bar The Dripping Root just days after grand opening

The Dripping Root is Minnesota's first Black-owned juice bar.

The Dripping Root opened in Minneapolis less than two weeks ago to much fanfare. Billed as the state's first and only Black-owned juice bar, the business at 4002 Minnehaha Avenue opened its doors May 29 to long lines and rave reviews.

But instead of opening on Friday as planned, the owner is cleaning up after an overnight break-in.

The Dripping Root posted images and surveillance video of the burglary to its Instagram page Friday, saying they learned  about the break-in at about 2 a.m.

"Everyone is okay. Everything is okay just need time to clean up and get things back together," the juice bar wrote in the post.

In the video, the thieves smash through the glass on the door, then appear to rummage through the register and poke around behind the counter.

The Dripping Root's owner is Catiesha Pierson, a single mother who built an organic following on social media before expanding to a delivery business and, most recently, a storefront, Minnesota Monthly wrote. Her Go Fund Me campaign to help launch her dream business brought in more than $70,000

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The shop offers cold-pressed juice, made daily, as well as a selection of smoothie bowls, "with the goal of breaking the lines between health, wellness & culture."

As for the break-in, Pierson told Bring Me The News the financial costs will be covered by the landlord, which she's thankful for, adding: "[T]he only other thing that I can say is just there is so much support and love surrounding the Dripping Root that I am speechless. There is strength in community there is strength in support there is strength in positivity & there is strength in togetherness."

And the juice bar won't be down for long.

"I am strong, we are strong & regular business will resume on Saturday 9am -3pm," she said on social media. "Thank you all for your support always !!!" 

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