Original Starbucks Boarded up Following Seattle Protest Vandalism

The original Starbucks coffee shop in Seattle’s Pike Place Market was boarded up after it was vandalized during January 20 protests, footage shared to Twitter shows.

Police said in a January 21 statement three people had been arrested for “crimes including property damage, burglary, and felony assault” in Seattle’s Downtown area. It was not clear whether the arrests were directly connected to the vandalism of the Starbucks.

This footage, shot by Brendan Gutenschwager, shows the historic Starbucks shopfront secured with plywood. A note stapled to the boarded up door states the store is “temporarily closed”.

“Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience,” the note reads. “We are working to re-open our store as quickly as possible.” Credit: Brendan Gutenschwager via Storyful