Syd jerome menswear has been burglarized or looted 4 times, owner says store might not make it

The windows at the Syd Jerome menswear had to be boarded up yet again after the rash of looting early Monday morning – and for employees, boarded-up windows have almost become routine now. Syd Jerome, 20 N. Clark St., has been an icon in Chicago’s Loop for many years. It has also been hit four times by theft or looting since December of last year. On Thursday, Scott Shapiro watched video of his store getting looted this week. “If you notice, they take their time,” he said. Read more at CBS Chicago.

4 Replies to “Syd Jerome Menswear Has Been Burglarized Or Looted 4 Times, Owner Says Store Might Not Make It”

  1. Scott, I do not know you, but my heart goes out to you. It is difficult enough trying to sell better menswear in a pandemic when your customer base may not even be working in downtown. Only suggestion is to have a steel rolling covering over your beautiful store. It is a shame how some people choose to behave. The consequences are many and none good. Wish you the best.

    1. Scott, please know that the entire membership of NW Buyers stands with you. Many of our member stores in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN community, have experienced what you and your staff are going through. We pray for your safety, and your vigilance in continuing the tradition that so many of us have forged. All of us trying to improve the look and good will that our businesses provide to our surrounding neighborhoods are here in support of yours and others like you. My personal blessings as well, Randy Hellman

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