Local businesses coming together creates a pretty sweet ending to a disastrous 2020.
Tucson Foodie is reporting that Amy’s Donuts, which is almost always open every day of the year, closed up on Christmas day, only to discover that the building had been vandalized while they were out.
"Times have been really hard on us this year. We’ve done our best to stay positive and try to make it through. It’s not easy to stay open. We’ve seen many of our fellow small businesses close down. But we keep pushing, doing this not only for us but for our staff and all of you who have made this worth fighting for! Which is why it was extremely discouraging to find someone had vandalized our store right on Christmas Day!
Posted by Amy’s Donuts on Saturday, December 26, 2020
With a year like the one we’ve all been experiencing, it’d be hard for any local business to add this kind of disappointment to its days. Soon after the incident, Amy’s Donuts posted the following on Facebook:
“The curfew has been detrimental to our sales and now to add the costs of the damages, it’s a lot. We have made it thus far with all of your support and we hope to keep our doors open serving this great city for as long as possible.”
Since the news spread about the vandalism, the community either showed up virtually and in-person for the doughnut shop, expressing their love and concern on Facebook, Instagram, or by stopping in to buy a decadent pastry.
Despite the obstacles, it’s hard to keep a sweet destination down, as local businesses stepped up to put Amy's Donuts back in business. On January 1, 2021 Amy's Donuts posted this:
"The support we have received has been incredible!! Many thanks to everyone who’s come to show us support!! We’d like to give a very special shout out to Richard Main from Vista Glass! When he saw what happened, he reached out to us and offered his services! We’re very grateful for him and his company because we have working doors again! They did excellent work! Let’s keep supporting small businesses!
For any of your glass needs contact: Vista Glassat www.vistaglass.com or call them at 520-744-7766
We would like to take this time to give honor to whom honor is due! That goes to Josh Beck, president of Mountain Power Electrical Contractor Inc and his technician, Kris Pettinato! Josh reached out to us once he found out about the vandalism and offered his company’s service to help restore our outside lighting. They truly went above and beyond! To say they did an outstanding job is an understatement!You can contact them at 520-294-1131. Visit their website at www.mtnpower.com
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!! Once again, THANK YOU for all of your support! It means the world to us!!
Amy’s Donuts is normally open until midnight, but for the time being, they’re closing at 9 p.m. -- "Please keep us in mind and don’t forget to support your local small businesses! We love you, Tucson!" Posted Amy’s Donuts on Facebook
Amy’s Donuts is located at 101 E. Ft. Lowell Rd. For more information, including donut varieties and other inquiries, visit amysdonuts.com.