FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Business owners on West Florissant are already dealing with intense financial hardship and now fear it could get worse.
Dellena Jones, owner of 911 Hair Salon, said she was at home with her daughters Tuesday night when phone calls started pouring in from fiends worried her salon may have been targeted by vandals again. Jones arrived at her store on West Florissant as soon as she could and was relieved to find her shop untouched, but her business is far from unscathed.
On Wednesday, instead of working on hair she was preparing applications for relief funding. She has not gotten any relief money, but News 4 has learned some businesses in the area have.
Jones and other business owners say a lot of their regular customers are avoiding the area if they can. She says they all love Ferguson, but the vandalism and disruptive protests are making it harder and harder to stay.
“Doing this is not helping no one. It’s not helping the situation, it’s not helping Michael Brown it’s not helping his family, it’s not helping no one. Doing vandalism, breaking into things it’s not fair and it’s not helping,” Jones said.
The owner of Beauty Town, which was broken into for a third time Tuesday night, told News 4 they had the glass replaced about four days before vandals broke in.
Jones said she had her broken windows replaced last week and she is praying she won’t have to do it again.