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Geiger's to close indefinitely after looters vandalize store

Posted at 3:26 PM, May 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 12:19:40-04

CLEVELAND — Geiger's is shutting down their downtown location indefinitely after getting damaged by vandals following Saturday's protest.

The store is located at 1020 Euclid Avenue.

"The store’s windows were shattered and most of the merchandise was taken,” said Gordon Geiger, co-owner of the 88-year old business. “We are relieved that none of our associates was injured; all were safe at home when the incident took place.”

Geiger’s said they are evaluating the totality of the damage and will share plans for the future of the store after.

"Our city, our family and our business have been seriously impacted by the violence last night. We are saddened by this event, but gratified that no one was injured,” said Chas Geiger. “We firmly believe in the rights of all Americans to free speech and peaceful assembly. It disturbs us that the genuine message of lawful, orderly protesters has been obscured by the unwarranted, violent actions of those who would use a tragedy for personal gain.”