Black-owned coffee shop in Shoreline hit by vandalism, burglary

The shop had to be drive-through only after it was vandalized.

SHORELINE, Wash. — A Black-owned coffee shop in Shoreline that’s faced attacks and racist threats before was targeted once again.

A boarded-up window marks the second time this week that Black Coffee Northwest was hit.

First it was targeted by vandals, then on Tuesday it was hit by burglars.

One of the owners told KIRO 7 that thieves made off with a cash register and $100.

The company’s CEO said that despite the setbacks, he’s grateful their mission has resonated with so many.

“We’ve been getting a lot of support. I love getting the support because it helps us feel more confident in what we’re doing,” said CEO Erwin Weary, Sr.

Weary also said there were no racist messages left behind in Tuesday’s incident as there had been in others.

Weary said the company’s largest concern is employee safety and speeding up security upgrades.