New Lenexa restaurant going through hurdles after quite a few acts of … – KCTV 5

LENEXA, Kan. (KCTV) – A brand new location of the Lawrence-founded Jefferson’s simply opened at 87th and Lackman.

Nick Worth and Beau Domoney opened the spot as a franchise after working the North Kansas Metropolis location for a 12 months. Opening a restaurant all the time comes with hiccups, often with contractors and distributors. Flexibility is crucial. They get that, however what they’ve been coping with the previous three weeks is totally different.

“As a substitute of with the ability to actually speed up this course of, we’re filling out police reviews,” described Worth.

Vandals have hit the placement thrice since mid-December. They by no means break in or enter the constructing. It all the time takes place within the again lot.

In mid-December it was only a mess. Trash was pulled from the dumpster and scattered. Paint that was out for disposal was opened and poured on the pavement. The house owners had it scrubbed clear.

Then, on New Yr’s Day, the day earlier than the gentle open, they found extra proof of malicious mischief.

“They’d shut off all the facility and smashed some lighting fixtures and stuff like that that have been outdoors,” Worth mentioned.

Luckily, their first meals supply had been delayed, so nothing spoiled in a single day of their fridge. Domoney making a locking cowl the defend {the electrical} field outdoors.

However then, on Wednesday, two days after they opened, they found their TVs weren’t working. It took some time for them to determine why.

“The satellite tv for pc dish was smashed on the roof and the wires have been yanked out of it,” Worth mentioned.

They needed to contact their service supplier to hurry out and set up a brand new one.

That’s when Worth determined to put up safety digital camera pictures on Fb, providing a $300 reward for figuring out the individuals concerned.

Police mentioned they’ve acquired no comparable reviews from different companies within the strip mall. Nonetheless, there was vital injury accomplished to a big, public park simply throughout the road.

Lenexa Police Officer Danny Chavez advised KCTV5 that injury at Sar-Ko-Par Park, throughout the identical time-frame because the injury accomplished to Jefferson’s, will possible quantity to hundreds of {dollars}’ price. Chavez mentioned the vandals on the park broken sump pumps, ripped down Christmas lights crammed the swimming pool with furnishings.

That leads police and Worth to suspect a gaggle of teenagers. Worth mentioned he doesn’t need to smash some youngsters’ lives, however they should know what’s occurring isn’t okay. It’s not a innocent prank.

“We’re simply wanting ahead to transferring previous it,” Worth mentioned. “And hopefully this by no means occurs once more, the phrase has gotten on the market, these individuals have discovered their lesson and we are able to simply transfer on and do what we do finest, which is promote hen.”

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