Businesses Pick Up the Pieces from Saturday's Protest

Sunday, May 31st 2020, 2:41 pm
By: Brian Mueller


Watching the coverage of Saturday night's protest in Oklahoma City turned into heartbreak for Gannon Mendez.

He owns the Saucee Sicilian, a popular Italian food truck. The future spot for his brick and mortar store at Classen and 18th Street was damaged by vandals Saturday night. Windows were broken, but fortunately there was nothing to loot with the space still under construction.

"Watching it over TV was crazy because we're watching everyone move, and we're like, please walk faster, please walk faster," Mendez says. "All of a sudden, everyone darts over to the side of the road, and my wife and I both, hearts sunk and we started crying."

The building's owner says it's insured, though it doesn't help ease the pain of the long clean up that awaited Sunday.

Another business in the building, Brandt's Flowers also had their windows broken.