Nena’s Gift Shop Literally Broken Into

Seattle PoliceSome startling news; another Madrona Business was literally broken into this weekend. Nena’s Gift Shop next to Verité on 34th Avenue near Spring Street was burglarized on Saturday night. From what information I was able to gather, it seems that only $40 was stolen from the cash register, however the damage sustained to the glass front door is estimated to be about $800. This incident however, reminds me of the slew of break-ins and burglaries that hit the Madrona neighborhood in September of 2011, where Kismet Salon and Juniper located near the tennis courts at the Madrona Playground were burglarized of nearly $45,000 worth of high end clothing, jewelry and cosmetics. Just a few days afterward, Glassyaby’s offices on 34th Avenue were broken into along with several other offices where electronics such as computers and other items of value were stolen.  Hopefully, this is not the beginning of another rash of break-ins.

Reminder: Merry in Madrona Tomorrow

Merry in MadronaHappy Holidays!  Support your local Madrona businesses this holiday season, and to kick it off this Saturday is Merry in Madrona.  This Saturday, Madrona shops will be open until 6 PM and many will be offering special gifts and treats.  For example, Kismet Salon and Spa (map) will be open from 9 AM to 6 PM this Saturday and will have holiday bazaar with local crafts and artisists, Aveda Pure Priviledge double points, great gifts, service specials, and a raffle.

Also, on Saturday do not forget about:

UPDATE: Madrona Shop Burglaries Featured on Komo News

Komo News has an in depth feature on the rash of burglaries that have hit the Madrona Business District.  Check out the video – there is a lot of shots of the Madrona neighborhood as well as interviews of several shop owners including Heather and Lisa from Kismet and Juniper.  Komo also mentions the break in I blogged about yesterday.

Burglars Steal $45,000 from Two Madrona Shops

Seattle PolicemanTwo Madrona Shops, Kismet Salon and Juniper, across from the tennis courts at the Madrona Playground were burglarized this past weekend.  The thieves got away with an estimated $40,000 to $45,000 of women’s clothing, jewelry, beauty supplies, cash and a bottle of apple cider.  Unfortunately for the burglars they stole the cider but left the bottle which may lead to their identities.  Witnesses saw at least two people fleeing the scene including a slight man who could fit throw a small window which was the original entry point.

Here is the story on Kiro Website about the Madrona burglary.