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A vegan restaurant in downtown Portland is closing because the owner feels there’s too much crime in the area. After listening to some of the stories, well…we can’t say we disagree.

Sex offenders beating people up, drug dealers dividing their “goodies” (which were probably vegan but still illegal) on tables outside the restaurant, repeated robberies, harassment consisting of salami being left at the doorstep, and screaming meth addicts walking past is more than enough for anyone to say, “Let’s take this vegan shop elsewhere.”

The Veganopolis has been a favorite for Portland vegheads since 2005 and many celebrities have stopped by including Chrissie Hynde, Smashing Pumpkins, and Joan Jett.

Interestingly enough, Chrissie Hynde has discussed the fact that her vegan restaurant, The Vegiterranean is located in a not so Brady Bunch part of Akron, Ohio, and she has expressed extreme interest in helping to revitalize her hometown.

Veganopolis sold 14,008 spelt chocolate chip cookies, 7970 veganopolis rubens, 5645 roasted eggplant salads, and 5952 democracy (veggie) burgers.

Although it’s sad to see this veg restaurant couldn’t make it, we give hats off to other efforts that are being made to bring better options, food and otherwise, into every neighborhood.

via Portland Mercury

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