A Minneapolis juice bar burglarized just days after its May 29 grand opening has been hit by thieves once again.
Catiesha Pierson, owner of The Dripping Root, said on social media her shop, located at 4002 Minnehaha Avenue, was broken into early Monday. Photos posted to the business' Instagram story show a hole smashed in the glass front door, just beneath a "No cash" sign. In surveillance footage, one person is seen quickly entering the juice bar, then rummaging around near the register.
Pierson, in a post, said the thief took off with a napkin holder and an iPad, both later found in a neighbor's yard. The iPad was broken.
"I will never understand why people do what they do but all I can do, all anyone can do when bad things happen is to keep pushing!" she wrote, promising to open again Thursday morning for regular shop hours. (The Dripping Root is closed Monday through Wednesday.)
The Dripping Root has been open for a month, but this is already the second time it has been broken into. The first break-in was June 11, its fifth day of business, with two people smashing through the glass door around 2 a.m.
"Day 5 of being open the juice bar was broken into," Pierson wrote Monday, after the latest burglary. "Day 12 I got a hateful letter in the mail. Day 15 of being open ( today) the juice bar was broken into again & really I am just trying to keep it all together."
The Dripping Root opened May 29, marking a new era for Pierson's business, which she grew organically from the ground up. The goal of the shop, she has said, is to "[break] the lines between health, wellness & culture."
Pierson's story was highlighted last year by SmallBizLive.