Ferguson Business Owner Rebuilds Her Shop and Gets Robbed Again
One year after riots tore apart the town of Ferguson, the owner of a hair salon managed to rebuild her shop with help from Tea Party locals. Unfortunately, her new and improved situation didn’t last long.
Melissa Quinn of The Daily Signal reported:
A Year After Ferguson Rioters Damaged Her Shop, Woman Rebuilding With Tea Party’s Help Is Robbed Again
This week, on the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, a familiar image came out of Ferguson, Mo., as protesters faced off against police in the city just as they did 12 months ago.
For one business owner, a night of rioting and looting disrupted a year of rebuilding not just her business, but a community.
Over the course of last year, Dellena Jones, owner of 911 Hair Salon on West Florissant Avenue, found an ally eager to help her rebuild: the St. Louis Tea Party Coalition.
But on Sunday, a group of young men shattered the left window of her beauty salon as protests flared once again in the St. Louis suburb…
For Jones, who worked for more than a decade at the salon before taking over as owner in 2012, the burglary came after a year of struggling to get her business back on its feet.
“It’s been very challenging,” Jones said. “I’ve been trying to keep up the bills here and at home. It’s proven to be very difficult and challenging and almost impossible.”
Recent reports have suggested that many people in Ferguson are looking for jobs.
How can there be new jobs if businesses are continually destroyed?