LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Several Lexington business owners continue to clean up and count up the damage two days after a vandal got their week started off on a rough note.
The businesses in Chevy Chase Plaza are working with the Lexington Police Department to identify a man who did a lot of damage in the early hours of Monday morning.
Owners of The Beer Trappe, The Bear & The Butcher, and Chevy Chase Inn shared surveillance footage of one man walking up Euclid Avenue between late Sunday and early Monday morning, picking up tables and smashing in windows.
Kevin Heathcoat, owner of Chevy Chase Inn said, “It’s not every day you come to work and find there’s a table that’s been thrown through the window. We like to be exciting in Chevy Chase…just not that exciting.”
Chevy Chase Inn, The Beer Trappe, Athenian Grill, and Create Studio on Woodland Ave all had their windows smashed in.
Oram’s Florist had one of its vases smashed.
The Bear and The Butcher had its tables thrown.
Feinberg & Associates was targeted as well.
Brett Behr, Owner of The Beer Trappe and The Bear and The Butcher said, “It’s kind of disappointing because I grew up in this neighborhood and always considered it a safe part of town.”
Behr said the table that was thrown into his storefront’s window weighed at least 70-pounds.
“It’s not easy to pick up, let alone throw through a window,” Behr said.
The window at The Beer Trappe will cost between two-to-three thousand dollars to replace.
Chevy Chase Inn’s window will be a bit more tricky.
“In an 89-year-old building business, the walls don’t always match up square, so this is a special window, that’s going to be tough to replace,” Heathcoat said.
Create Studio has already replaced its smashed window.
Heathcoat said he’s not worried about the cost to replace the window, but he is asking for a little extra help from the community this week in particular.
“I might ask that this week, just go support Athenian Grill, The Beer Trappe, come to Chevy Chase Inn, along with all the other merchants in this amazing neighborhood,” Heathcoat said.
The Lexington Police Department is asking if anyone has information, to call Lexington Police at (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com, or through the P3 tips app available at www.p3tips.com.