Propaganda Doughnuts Closes; Says Homeless Population Partially to Blame
Propaganda Doughnuts, a seemingly popular downtown doughnut and coffee shop, has closed their doors for good. In a Facebook post that has since been deleted, Propaganda stated that part of the reason for their closure was the homeless population who frequent the 100 block of Division Ave.
In the post, Propaganda said that they are closed as of last Sunday, and went on for two more paragraphs detailing the issues that the business faced. They stated that they were "unable to find answers and overcome the problem of the increasing amount of homeless and disadvantaged people who now frequent the street in front of our location."
They continued to explain their decision, stating,
It was too much to ask our customers to accept being harassed and approached by panhandlers. This area is no longer acceptable for customers who just want to stop in and get some great doughnuts and coffee.
The post was removed, but several people took screenshots of it, and have posted it to the shop's Facebook page asking for them to explain themselves.
A former employee of the shop took to Yelp! to set the record straight, saying that homeless and disadvantaged people were not the issue at all: