Community support revives Columbia’s Cafe Berlin after break-in, vandalism

An outpouring of support from residents and local businesses has helped Columbia’s Cafe Berlin rebound after a break-in over the weekend resulted in severe damage to the restaurant and music venue.

Businesses from across the downtown area donated supplies and materials to get Cafe Berlin functioning as quickly as possible. Lakota Coffee donated 25 pounds of coffee beans. Logboat Brewing Company donated seven kegs and multiple boxes of beer for a Sunday night concert, and even more local businesses helped fuel Cafe Berlin employees as they worked to clean and replace all that had been ruined.

Jamie Davis, Cafe Berlin’s kitchen manager, was confident that the restaurant would be on its feet again for Monday breakfast. He also said that despite the significant damage throughout the building, insurance would cover the majority of their losses.

The aid being sent to Cafe Berlin is in response to a break-in that left the restaurant and music venue with shattered glass across the floor and tens of thousands of dollars in damage Sunday morning.

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