CRIME: Burien Press Coffee Shop Burglarized Overnight

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BTB Reader Jeff McCullough first tipped us to the fact that Burien Press, located at 423 152nd Street SW (across from the City Hall/Library) was burglarized overnight.

“It’s important that crimes like this are made public and that the perpetrators are caught,” Jeff said via email. “We’ve seen crimes like this happen too often in Burien and these acts are the same ones that will force businesses to leave our community. This is a reminder to everyone of the importance of supporting our favorite local shops and restaurants.”

Adds Burien Press co-owner Erin Williamson:

“Although it is disheartening when malicious individuals attack independent, family-owned small businesses, this incident did nothing but reinforce our belief that Burien is a wonderful and supportive community and we are lucky to be here. We are grateful to our staff and customers who make even the difficult days rewarding.”

While we have no other specifics about the crime, and are aware that this is an ongoing police investigation, we wanted to spread the word since BP has been a longtime Advertiser, and we’d like to let our Readers know that now might be a good time to frequent them for your next cuppa coffee.

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5 Responses to “CRIME: Burien Press Coffee Shop Burglarized Overnight”
  1. Ed Dacy says:

    I also heard that Elliott Bay Brewey was also hit

  2. Erik Robbins says:

    Stupid question. Do any of these businesses along 152nd have alarms?
    I hope everyone affected quickly recovers from the financial loss. I think I will stop by B-Town Press in the AM for a cup of JPOC to show my support.

  3. Jane says:

    Murphy’s ATA Blackbelt Academy was also hit about a month or so ago. I’m getting tired of hearing about these young punks breaking into local businesses. Here’s hoping they get caught!

  4. shannon says:

    Jeff M. for mayor of burien please. Love his concern for the local business community.
    County council? . . .

  5. JamesinTacoma says:

    I found this coffee shop 1 month ago, when I stopped in Burien after dropping a family member off at the airport. It has a lot of “style” and I really liked it. I have since visited this shop, and the entire street area and shopped at at least 5 other businesses on this street, because of my positive impression of the shops and the “cool” places in Burien that have opened and really changed this town for the positive.

    When it comes to crime, there is no such thing as “nusiance” crime. When people break into a business it causes both finanical losses to the owner(s), and a loss of the sense of “safety” that employees feel. I personally hope they catch the criminals as soon as possible.

    Unfortunately, many of these crimes start out as “property crimes”, and can quickly turn into “personal assualts” if the criminal happens to find a single shop owner alone. Personally I recommend owners get ‘gun permits” if they feel that they can mentally handle that level of responsibility. Good luck to the police solving these crimes.

    Keep the positive momentum. The shopowners in this area have made it a wonderful place the visit and I have told several people about this area, and plan to visit and “spend” money are more new places soon.

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