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Shoppes On Fatherland Burglarized

Posted at 9:07 PM, Sep 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-03 18:15:20-04

Several businesses were burglarized at the Shoppes on Fatherland in East Nashville.

In at least two of the cases, the cash register was taken.

"When we got here, there was basically glass all outside and this whole glass was out, just little pieces around it. I think they threw a rock that just hit the bottom of our cheese case," said Casey Deak.

Deak said she opened "Follow me Cheese" a couple weeks ago.

"We're just trying to get off the ground," Deak said.

Deak said her entire savings has been invested in her cheese shop.

"My sister and I just love cheese and realized there weren't too many small cheese stores!" Deak explained.

She said the break-in happened during the tornadoes in Nashville and Bordeaux.The damage to the refrigerator will cost her hundreds of dollars.

"So that's just coming out of our pockets!" Deak said.

Several customers came out to support her during this time.

"We saw that they had been broken into, these little businesses are like an incubator, so it's neat to support the small local experiments," Chris Lucas said.

Lucas didn't want her to be scared away from his neighborhood.

"This area is in transition. It's been in transition for ten years, and it probably will be for ten more years," Lucas said. "But 100 years ago, this was a very upscale, swanky, part of town, so maybe in 100 years it will be, too."

According to business owners, the Cinnamon Almond Company and the Wheat & Co were broken into, as well.

"They went all the way over here, and it smashed into the desk here and put a little gash in there. There was just glass everywhere. Everything over here was untouched though," Dan Rouse said.

The owner of Wheat & Co has hoped the suspects know the impact of their actions.

"It's a little disheartening, but at the same time, it happens and you just got to move past it," Rouse said.

Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious Thursday evening or early Friday morning has been asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME (615-742-7463).

No suspects have been taken in custody at this time.